DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a method for validating the legitimacy of an email using an electronic signature. When DKIM is enabled for a given domain name, a public encryption key is published to the global DNS database and a private one is stored on the email server. If a new email message is sent, a signature is generated using the private key and when the email message is delivered, the signature is ‘scanned’ by the incoming POP3/IMAP email server using the public key. Thus, the recipient can easily recognize if the email is authentic or if the sender’s email address has been forged. A discrepancy will occur if the content of the email has been edited in the meantime as well, so DKIM can also be used to ensure that the sent and the delivered messages are identical and that nothing has been attached or deleted. This authentication system will increase your email safety, as you can validate the authenticity of the important emails that you receive and your associates can do the same with the email messages that you send them. Based on the given mail service provider’s policy, a message that fails the examination may be deleted or may emerge in the recipient’s inbox with a warning.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality is activated by default for all domain names that are hosted in a shared hosting account on our cloud web hosting platform, so you won’t have to do anything on your end to turn it on. The only requirement is that the given domain name should be hosted in a hosting account on our end using our MX and NS records, so that the e-mail messages will go through our mail servers. The private cryptographic 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 will not have to do anything manually on your end in order to activate this feature. The DomainKeys Identified Mail validation system will enable you to send out credible e-mail messages, so if you are sending a newsletter or offers to clients, for instance, your email messages will always reach their target destination, while unsolicited 3rd parties won’t be able to forge your email addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

All mandatory DKIM records will be set up automatically by our cloud hosting platform when you add a domain name as hosted in a semi-dedicated server account, so in case you decide to buy a semi-dedicated package, you won’t need to set up anything to be able to use the email authentication system. The domain must use our name servers so that its DNS records can be managed on our end and if this requirement is answered, a private 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 create using the domain will be protected by DKIM, which will make it impossible for 3rd parties to fake any address. Both you and your partners or clients can take advantage of this service, as it will guarantee a much higher level of security for your online communication.