DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a method for verifying the genuineness of an email message by using an electronic signature. When DKIM is enabled for a certain domain, a public encryption key is published to the global DNS system and a private one is kept on the mail server. When a new message is sent, a signature is issued using the private key and when the email is received, the signature is ‘scanned’ by the receiving server using the public key. In this way, the recipient can easily distinguish if the message is legitimate or if the sender’s email address has been forged. A mismatch will appear if the content of the email message has been modified on its way as well, so DomainKeys Identified Mail can also be used to make sure that the sent and the received messages are identical and that nothing has been attached or deleted. This validation system will enhance your email security, as you can confirm the genuineness of the important emails that you receive and your associates can do likewise with the messages that you send them. Depending on the given email provider’s adopted policies, an email message that fails to pass the examination may be removed or may show up in the recipient’s inbox with a warning sign.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Website Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality is pre-enabled for all domain names that are hosted in a cloud website hosting account on our cloud hosting platform, so you will not have to do anything yourself to activate it. The sole condition is that the given domain should be hosted in an account on our platform using our MX and NS records, so that the email messages will go through our mail servers. The private encryption key will be created on the server and the TXT resource record, which contains the public key, will be published to the global DNS system automatically, so you won’t need to do anything manually on your end in order to enable this feature. The DomainKeys Identified Mail validation system will allow you to send out trustable messages, so if you are sending offers or a newsletter to customers, for instance, your emails will always reach their target viewers, whereas unsolicited third parties won’t be able to forge your email addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

All required DKIM records will be created automatically by our cloud hosting platform when you add a domain as hosted in a semi-dedicated server account, so if you choose to get a semi-dedicated hosting package, you will not have to configure anything to be able to take advantage of the email validation system. The domain name must use our name servers so that its DNS resource records can be managed by our company and in case this condition is matched, a private cryptographic key will be created on our mail servers and a public key will be published to the DNS database by a special TXT record. All email addresses that you set up with the domain name will be protected by DomainKeys Identified Mail, which will make it impossible for third parties to spoof any address. Both you and your partners or customers can take advantage of this service, since it will guarantee a higher level of protection for your electronic correspondence.