DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is a validation system used to check that an e-mail has been sent by an authorized person or server. An e-signature is added to the email message’s header by using a private encryption key. When the email message is received, a public key that’s available in the global DNS database is used to validate who actually sent it and if the content has been edited in any way. The primary job of DKIM is to hinder the widely spread spam and scam emails, as it makes it impossible to fake an email address. If an email message is sent from an email address claiming to belong to your bank or financial institution, for example, but the signature does not correspond, you will either not get the email at all, or you’ll receive it with a notification that most likely it’s not an authentic one. It depends on email providers what exactly will happen with an email which fails the signature test. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also supply you with an additional layer of safety when you communicate with your business associates, for instance, since they can see for themselves that all the emails that you send are genuine and haven’t been tampered with in the meantime.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Website Hosting

If you host a domain name in a cloud website hosting account with our company, all the mandatory records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail option will be set up by default. This will happen as soon as you add the domain in , on the condition that your domain also uses our NS records. A private cryptographic key will be generated on our mail servers, while a public key will be added to the global DNS system automatically by using the TXT resource record. Thus, you will not need to do anything manually and you’ll be able to make use of all the benefits of this email validation system – your email messages will reach any target audience without being rejected and nobody will be able to send out email messages forging your e-mail addresses. The latter is quite important if the essence of your Internet presence suggests sending out periodic newsletters or offers via email to prospective and current customers.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you pick any of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting that we are offering, you will be able to use the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature with any domain that you register through your brand new semi-dedicated account without any manual intervention, as our outstanding cloud web hosting platform will create all the required records automatically, as long as the domain name uses our name servers. The aforementioned is required for a TXT record to be created for the domain name, since this is how the public cryptographic key can become available in the global DNS system. The private key will also be added automatically to our mail servers, so whenever you send out a new email message, it will include our system’s electronic signature. The number of unsolicited bulk messages keeps growing each year and quite often forged email addresses are used, but if you make use of our web hosting services, you and your customers or associates will not need to worry about that.