DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a method for validating the genuineness of an email by using an e-signature. When DKIM is enabled for a particular domain, a public key is published to the global Domain Name System and a private one is stored on the mail server. If a new message is sent, a signature is generated using the private key and when the email is received, the signature is authenticated by the incoming POP3/IMAP email server using the public key. Thus, the recipient can easily know if the message is genuine or if the sender’s address has been spoofed. A discrepancy will occur if the content of the email message has been changed in the meantime 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 removed. This validation system will strengthen your email security, as you can confirm the legitimacy of the important emails that you get and your colleagues can do the same with the email messages that you send them. Based on the particular mail service provider’s adopted policy, an email that fails the test may be deleted or may appear in the recipient’s mailbox with a warning alert.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Website Hosting

If you host a domain name in a shared 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 the moment you add the domain in , provided that it also uses our NS records. A private encryption key will be generated on our mail servers, while a public key will be published to the Domain Name System automatically using the TXT record. In this way, you won’t need to do anything manually and you will be able to make use of all the benefits of this email validation system – your email messages will reach any target destination without being discarded and nobody will be able to send emails faking your addresses. The latter is quite important if the nature of your worldwide web presence involves sending regular offers or newsletters via email to potential and existing customers.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you select any of the semi-dedicated servers offered by our company, you will be able to use the DKIM feature with any domain name that you register through your brand new semi-dedicated server account without any manual setup, as our leading-edge cloud platform will create all the compulsory records automatically, on the condition that the domain name uses our name servers. The aforementioned is required for a TXT record to be set up for the domain, since this is how the public key can become available in the global DNS database. The private key will also be added automatically to our email servers, so whenever you send a new email message, it will include our platform’s digital signature. The number of unsolicited bulk email messages keeps growing each year and very often forged addresses are used, but if you use our web hosting services, you and your clients or associates won’t have to worry about that.