DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a method for confirming the genuineness of an email message by using a digital signature. When DKIM is activated for a specific domain name, a public encryption key is published to the global Domain Name System and a private one is stored on the email server. If a new message is sent, a signature is generated using the private key and when the email message is received, that signature is ‘scanned’ by the POP3/IMAP email server using the public key. Thus, the receiver can easily discern if the email message is genuine or if the sender’s address has been spoofed. A mismatch will occur if the content of the email message has been altered on its way as well, so DomainKeys Identified Mail can also be used to make sure that the sent and the received email messages are identical and that nothing has been attached or deleted. This email validation system will enhance your email security, as you can confirm the authenticity of the important emails that you receive and your associates can do likewise with the email messages that you send them. Depending on the particular email service provider’s adopted policies, an email message that fails to pass the test may be removed or may enter the receiver’s mailbox with a warning notification.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Website Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail option is enabled by default for all domains that are hosted in a shared website hosting account on our cloud web hosting platform, so you will not need to do anything on your end to turn it on. The sole requirement is that the particular domain should be hosted in a website hosting account on our platform using our NS and MX resource records, so that the emails will go through our email servers. The private encryption key will be generated on the server and the TXT resource record, which contains the public key, will be published to the global Domain Name System automatically, so you won’t need to do anything manually on your end in order to activate this feature. The DomainKeys Identified Mail email authentication system will permit you to send trustworthy emails, so if you’re sending a newsletter or offers to clients, for example, your email messages will always reach their target viewers, while unsolicited 3rd parties won’t be able to forge your email addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

All needed DomainKeys Identified Mail records will be created automatically by our cloud hosting platform when you add a domain as hosted in a semi-dedicated server account, so in case you choose to order a semi-dedicated package, you won’t need 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 provided that this condition is fulfilled, a private key will be created on our email servers and a public key will be published to the Domain Name System by a special TXT resource record. All email addresses that you create with the domain will be protected by DomainKeys Identified Mail, which will make it impossible for 3rd parties to fake any address. Both you and your associates or customers can benefit from this service, since it will guarantee a much higher level of protection for your e-communication.