DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a system for checking the authenticity of an email message by using an electronic signature. When DomainKeys Identified Mail is activated for a specific domain name, a public encryption key is published to the global DNS database and a private one is kept on the email server. When a new message is sent, a signature is issued using the private key and when the email message is received, the signature is verified by the incoming server using the public key. Thus, the receiver can easily distinguish if the email message is authentic or if the sender’s email address has been spoofed. A discrepancy will appear if the content of the email has been altered in the meantime as well, so DomainKeys Identified Mail can also be used to make sure that the sent and the delivered email messages are identical and that nothing has been added or deleted. This authentication system will increase your email safety, since you can verify the authenticity of the important emails that you receive and your colleagues can do likewise with the email messages that you send them. Depending on the given mail service provider’s policies, a message that fails to pass the check may be deleted or may be delivered to the receiver’s mailbox with a warning alert.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Web Hosting

In case you host a domain in a shared web hosting account from us, all the compulsory records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail option will be added by default. This will happen once you add the domain name in the Control Panel’s Hosted Domains section, provided that your domain also uses our NS records. A private key will be generated on our email servers, whereas a public key will be sent to the global Domain Name System automatically using the TXT resource record. In this way, you won’t have to do anything manually and you’ll be able to take full advantage of all the benefits of this authentication system – your emails will be delivered to any target destination without being disallowed and no one will be able to send out email messages forging your email addresses. The latter is pretty important if the type of your online presence involves sending regular offers or newsletters via email to potential and existing customers.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you pick any of the semi-dedicated hosting offered by our company, you will be able to use the DKIM protection service with any domain name that you add to your brand new account without any manual setup, as our innovative cloud web hosting platform will create all the mandatory records automatically, on the condition that the domain name uses our name servers. The aforementioned is needed for a TXT resource 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 anytime you send out a new email message, it will have our system’s electronic signature. The number of spam email messages continues to grow every year and rather often bogus email addresses are used, but when you use our web hosting services, you and your clients or partners will not need to worry about that.