DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a method for confirming the genuineness of an email message by using an electronic signature. When DomainKeys Identified Mail is activated for a certain domain name, a public cryptographic key is published to the global DNS database and a private one is kept on the mail server. If a new message is sent, a signature is issued using the private key and when the email message is delivered, that signature is ‘scanned’ by the incoming mail server using the public key. Thus, the recipient can easily recognize if the email message is genuine or if the sender’s address has been spoofed. A mismatch will appear if the content of the email message has been edited in the meantime as well, so DomainKeys Identified Mail can also be used to ensure that the sent and the delivered email messages are identical and that nothing has been attached or erased. This authentication system will boost your email security, since you can validate the authenticity of the important email messages that you receive and your associates can do the same with the messages that you send them. Based on the given email service provider’s adopted policies, an email that fails to pass the examination may be removed or may enter the recipient’s inbox with a warning notification.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Web Hosting

In case you host a domain name in a shared web hosting account with our company, all the compulsory records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail option will be created by default. This will happen once you add the domain name in the Control Panel’s Hosted Domains section, on the condition that it also uses our NS records. A private key will be created on our email servers, while a public key will be added to the global Domain Name System automatically by using the TXT resource record. Thus, you will not have to do anything manually and you’ll be able to enjoy all the benefits of this validation system – your messages will be sent to any audience without being denied and nobody will be able to send out email messages forging your e-mail addresses. The latter is really important if the essence of your web presence involves sending out regular newsletters or offers via email to potential and current customers.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you select one of the semi-dedicated hosting plans offered by us, you’ll be able to use the DKIM feature with any domain that you add to your new account without any manual setup, as our high-tech cloud hosting platform will create all the compulsory records automatically, on the condition that the domain name uses our name servers. The latter is required for a TXT record to be set up for the domain, as this is how the public key can become available in the global Domain Name System. The private key will also be added automatically to our email servers, so whenever you send out a new email message, it will include our system’s digital signature. The number of spam emails keeps rising every year and very often bogus addresses are used, but if you make use of our web hosting services, you and your customers or colleagues will not need to bother about that.