DKIM, which is short for DomainKeys Identified Mail, is an email authentication system, which blocks email headers from being spoofed and email content from being tampered with. This is done by attaching an electronic signature to each and every message sent from an email address under a given domain. The signature is generated on the basis of a private encryption key that is available on the SMTP email server and it can be verified by using a public key, which is available in the global DNS database. Thus, any message with altered content or a forged sender can be identified by mail service providers. This technology will boost your web security tremendously and you’ll be sure that any email message sent from a business associate, a banking institution, and so on, is legitimate. When you send out emails, the recipient will also know for sure that you are indeed the one who has sent them. Any email message that turns out to be counterfeit may either be labeled as such or may never show up in the recipient’s inbox, based on how the given provider has decided to cope with such email messages.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Hosting

If you host a domain name in a cloud hosting account from us, all the compulsory records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality will be created by default. This will happen as soon as you add the domain name in , as long as your domain also uses our NS resource records. A private key will be created on our mail servers, while a public key will be sent to the Domain Name System automatically by using the TXT resource record. In this way, you won’t need to do anything manually and you will be able to enjoy all the benefits of this validation system – your emails will be sent to any destination without being rejected and no one will be able to send out email messages forging your email addresses. The latter is quite important in case the nature of your worldwide web presence suggests sending regular offers or newsletters via email to prospective and existing clients.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

All necessary DKIM 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 decide to purchase a semi-dedicated server plan, you will not have to set up anything to be able to use the email validation system. The domain should use our name servers so that its DNS resource records can be managed on our end and as long as this precondition is satisfied, a private key will be created on our mail servers and a public key will be added to the Domain Name System by a special TXT record. All addresses that you create with the domain will be protected by DomainKeys Identified Mail, which will make it impossible for 3rd parties to spoof any address. Both you and your associates or customers can take advantage of this service, since it will guarantee a higher level of security for your electronic correspondence.