DKIM, which is an abbreviation for DomainKeys Identified Mail, is an email validation system, which prevents email headers from being forged and email content from being tampered with. This is achieved by adding an electronic signature to each and every email sent from an address under a specific domain name. The signature is generated based on a private key that is available on the outgoing SMTP mail server and it can be validated with a public key, which is available in the global Domain Name System. In this way, any message with edited content or a forged sender can be spotted by email providers. This method will strengthen your online safety significantly and you will know for sure that any email sent from a business collaborator, a banking institution, etc., is a legitimate one. When you send email messages, the recipient will also be sure that you are indeed the one who has sent them. Any mail that turns out to be fraudulent may either be flagged as such or may never enter the receiver’s mailbox, depending on how the given provider has chosen to deal with such emails.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Website Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality is activated by default for all domains that are hosted in a website hosting account on our cloud web hosting platform, so you will not have to do anything yourself to turn it on. The sole condition is that the particular domain should be hosted in a hosting account on our end using our NS and MX resource records, so that the e-mails will go through our email servers. The private key will be created on the server and the TXT resource record, which contains the public key, will be published to the DNS system automatically, so you will not need to do anything manually on your end in order to activate this feature. The DKIM validation system will allow you to send out trustworthy email messages, so if you are sending a newsletter or offers to customers, for example, your email messages will always reach their target viewers, whereas unsolicited 3rd parties will not be able to spoof your email addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

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 choose to get a semi-dedicated hosting package, you won’t have to configure anything to be able to take advantage of the email validation system. The domain name must use our name servers in order for its DNS records to be managed on our end and as long as this precondition is matched, a private key will be generated on our mail servers and a public key will be added to the global Domain Name System by a special TXT resource record. All email addresses that you create using the domain will be protected by DKIM, which will make it impossible for third parties to fake any email address. Both you and your partners or customers can take advantage of this option, as it will guarantee a higher safety level for your e-communication.