DKIM, which is short for DomainKeys Identified Mail, is an email validation system, which blocks email addresses from being forged and email content from being tampered with. This is achieved by adding a digital signature to every message sent from an address under a given domain name. The signature is generated based on a private encryption key that is available on the outgoing SMTP email server and it can be verified by using a public key, which is available in the global Domain Name System. In this way, any email with changed content or a spoofed sender can be spotted by mail service providers. This technology will strengthen your web security dramatically and you’ll know for sure that any message sent from a business collaborator, a banking institution, etc., is legitimate. When you send email messages, the receiver will also be sure that you are indeed the one who has sent them. Any mail that appears to be bogus may either be marked as such or may never reach the receiver’s inbox, based on how the given provider has decided to treat such email messages.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Website Hosting

In case you host a domain in a website hosting account with us, all the obligatory records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality will be set up by default. This will happen the moment you add the domain in the Control Panel’s Hosted Domains section, as long as the domain also uses our NS resource records. A private encryption key will be generated on our email servers, whereas a public key will be sent to the Domain Name System automatically by using the TXT record. In this way, you won’t need to do anything manually and you will be able to take full advantage of all the benefits of this email validation system – your emails will be delivered to any destination without being denied and nobody will be able to send email messages forging your e-mail addresses. The latter is quite important in case the type of your online presence suggests sending regular offers or newsletters via email to prospective and current clients.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All needed DKIM records will be set up automatically by our cloud hosting platform when you add a domain as hosted in your semi-dedicated server account, so in case you decide to buy a semi-dedicated hosting plan, you will not need to configure anything to be able to use the email validation system. The domain name must use our name servers in order for its DNS resource records to be managed by our company and if this condition is met, a private encryption key will be generated on our email servers and a public key will be added to the global Domain Name System by a special TXT record. All addresses that you set up with the domain will be protected by DomainKeys Identified Mail, which will make it impossible for third parties to spoof any address. Both you and your associates or customers can benefit from this feature, since it will guarantee a higher safety level for your electronic communication.