DKIM, which is short for DomainKeys Identified Mail, is a validation system, which blocks email headers from being forged and email content from being tampered with. This is done by attaching an e-signature to each and every message sent from an email address under a particular domain. The signature is published based on a private cryptographic key that is available on the outgoing SMTP mail server and it can be validated using a public key, which is available in the global DNS database. In this way, any email with modified content or a spoofed sender can be identified by email service providers. This approach will increase your worldwide web security immensely and you will be sure that any e-mail sent from a business partner, a bank, etc., is a genuine one. When you send out email messages, the receiver will also be sure that you are indeed the one who has sent them. Any email that appears to be counterfeit may either be labeled as such or may never appear in the recipient’s mailbox, based on how the particular provider has chosen to deal with such emails.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Hosting

In case you host a domain in a hosting account with our company, all the needed records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality will be set up by default. This will happen once you add the domain in , as long as it also uses our NS resource records. A private encryption key will be generated on our mail servers, whereas a public key will be published to the global Domain Name System automatically by using the TXT record. Thus, you will not need to do anything manually and you’ll be able to enjoy all the benefits of this email authentication system – your messages will be sent to any target audience without being disallowed and no one will be able to send email messages forging your addresses. The latter is very important in case the essence of your worldwide web presence involves sending regular offers or newsletters via email to potential and current clients.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

All required DomainKeys Identified Mail records will be set up automatically by our cloud platform when you add a domain as hosted in your semi-dedicated server account, so in case you choose to buy a semi-dedicated server plan, you won’t have to set up anything to be able to take advantage of the email authentication system. The domain must use our name servers so that its DNS records can be managed on our end and as long as this precondition is satisfied, a private cryptographic key will be generated on our mail servers and a public key will be published to the global Domain Name System by a special TXT record. All addresses that you set up with the domain name will be protected by DomainKeys Identified Mail, which will make it impossible for 3rd parties to fake any email address. Both you and your partners or customers can take advantage of this functionality, since it will guarantee a higher level of safety for your e-communication.