DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a method for validating the authenticity of an email message using an e-signature. When DomainKeys Identified Mail is enabled for a given domain name, a public encryption key is published to the global Domain Name System and a private one is kept on the mail server. If a new email message is sent, a signature is generated using the private key and when the message is received, the signature is verified by the incoming POP3/IMAP email server using the public key. In this way, the receiver can easily know if the message is authentic or if the sender’s email address has been spoofed. A discrepancy will occur if the content of the email has been altered in the meantime as well, so DomainKeys Identified Mail can also be used to ensure that the sent and the received emails are identical and that nothing has been attached or erased. This authentication system will increase your email safety, as you can confirm the genuineness of the important emails that you get and your colleagues can do the exact same thing with the email messages that you send them. Based on the given email provider’s policy, a message that fails to pass the check may be deleted or may reach the receiver’s mailbox with a warning flag.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Hosting

In case you host a domain in a hosting account with our company, all the obligatory records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature will be created by default. This will happen the moment you add the domain in the Control Panel’s Hosted Domains section, as long as it also uses our NS resource records. A private key will be generated on our email servers, while a public key will be published to the global DNS system automatically by using the TXT resource record. Thus, you won’t need to do anything manually and you will be able to enjoy all the benefits of this email authentication system – your email messages will be delivered to any destination without being rejected and nobody will be able to send out emails forging your e-mail addresses. The latter is truly important in case the type of your worldwide web presence suggests sending out periodic offers or newsletters via email to prospective and current customers.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you choose any of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages that we offer, you will be able to use the DomainKeys Identified Mail option with any domain that you add to your brand-new semi-dedicated hosting account without any manual setup, as our cutting-edge cloud hosting platform will set up all the necessary records automatically, as long as the domain uses our name servers. The aforementioned is required for a TXT record to be created for the domain, since this is how the public encryption key can become available in the global DNS database. The private key will also be added automatically to our email servers, so every time you send out a new message, it will have our platform’s digital signature. The number of unsolicited bulk messages continues to grow each year and quite often bogus email addresses are used, but when you make use of our hosting services, you and your customers or colleagues will not have to worry about that.