DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is a validation system used to certify that an email message has been sent by an authenticated person or email server. An e-signature is attached to the header of the message by using a private key. When the email message is received, a public key that is available in the global Domain Name System is used to validate who exactly sent it and if its content has been edited in any way. The fundamental task of DKIM is to prevent the widespread spam and scam email messages, as it makes it impossible to fake an email address. If an email message is sent from an address claiming to belong to your bank or financial institution, for instance, but the signature doesn’t correspond, you will either not get the message at all, or you’ll receive it with a warning note that most likely it is not legitimate. It depends on mail service providers what exactly will happen with an email message which fails the signature check. DKIM will also supply you with an added layer of safety when you communicate with your business associates, for example, since they can see that all the e-mail messages that you exchange are legitimate and have not been meddled with on their way.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Hosting

If you host a domain in a cloud hosting account with our company, all the needed records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail option will be created by default. This will happen as soon as you add the domain in the Control Panel’s Hosted Domains section, provided that your domain also uses our NS resource records. A private cryptographic key will be generated on our mail servers, while a public key will be added to the global Domain Name System automatically using the TXT record. Thus, you won’t need to do anything manually and you will be able to take advantage of all the benefits of this email authentication system – your emails will be delivered to any target audience without being rejected and nobody will be able to send out messages faking your addresses. The latter is quite important if the essence of your Internet presence involves sending out regular offers or newsletters via email to potential and current customers.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you choose one of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting that we offer, you will be able to use the DomainKeys Identified Mail protection service with any domain name that you add to your brand new account without any manual intervention, as our advanced cloud platform will create all the mandatory records automatically, provided that the domain name uses our name servers. The latter is needed for a TXT resource record to be set up for the domain, since this is how the public cryptographic key can become available in the global DNS database. The private key will also be added automatically to our email servers, so anytime you send out a new message, it will carry our platform’s digital signature. The number of unsolicited bulk email messages keeps increasing every year and rather frequently fake addresses are used, but if you make use of our web hosting services, you and your customers or associates will not have to worry about that.