DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email validation system used to prove that an e-mail has been sent by an authenticated person or mail server. A digital signature is added to the header of the email by using a private encryption key. When the email is received, a public key that’s available in the global Domain Name System is used to verify who exactly sent it and whether its content has been edited in any way. The primary job of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to block the widely spread spam and scam emails, as it makes it impossible to fake an email address. If an email is sent from an email address claiming to belong to your bank, for example, but the signature does not correspond, you will either not get the email at all, or you will get it with a warning notification that most probably it is not authentic. It depends on email providers what exactly will happen with an email message that fails to pass the signature test. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also provide you with an additional layer of protection when you communicate with your business partners, for example, since they can see that all the messages that you exchange are legitimate and have not been meddled with on their way.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail feature is activated by default for all domains that are hosted in a hosting account on our cloud platform, so you will not need to do anything yourself to turn it on. The sole condition is that the given domain should be hosted in an account on our platform using our MX and NS resource records, so that the e-mails will go through our email servers. The private key will be created on the server and the TXT resource record, which includes the public key, will be published to the DNS system automatically, so you will not have to do anything manually on your end in order to activate this functionality. The DKIM email validation system will allow you to send trustable email messages, so if you are sending offers or a newsletter to customers, for example, your email messages will always reach their target destination, whereas unsolicited third parties will not be able to spoof your email addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

All compulsory DKIM records will be set up automatically by our cloud hosting platform when you add a domain name as hosted in your semi-dedicated server account, so in case you choose to buy a semi-dedicated server plan, you will not need to configure anything to be able to take advantage of the email validation system. The domain name should use our name servers in order for its DNS resource records to be managed by our company and provided that this precondition is matched, a private cryptographic key will be created on our mail servers and a public key will be sent to the Domain Name System by a special TXT resource record. All email addresses that you create using the domain name will be protected by DKIM, which will make it impossible for third parties to forge any email address. Both you and your partners or clients can take advantage of this service, since it will guarantee a higher level of safety for your email communication.