DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a method for validating the legitimacy of an email using an electronic signature. When DKIM is activated for a particular domain name, a public cryptographic key is published to the global Domain Name System and a private one is kept on the email server. If a new email message is sent, a signature is issued using the private key and when the message is delivered, that signature is validated by the POP3/IMAP mail server using the public key. Thus, the receiver can easily know if the message is authentic or if the sender’s address has been forged. A mismatch will occur 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 received emails are identical and that nothing has been attached or deleted. This email validation system will strengthen your email security, since you can verify the legitimacy of the important emails that you receive and your partners can do likewise with the messages that you send them. Depending on the given mail service provider’s policies, a message that fails the examination may be removed or may reach the receiver’s mailbox with a warning sign.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Web Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail feature is pre-activated for all domains that are hosted in a web hosting account on our cloud website hosting platform, so you will not have to do anything on your end to enable it. The sole condition is that the particular domain name should be hosted in a web hosting account on our end using our NS and MX resource records, so that the email messages will go through our email servers. The private key will be generated on the server and the TXT record, which contains the public key, will be published to the global DNS database automatically, so you won’t have to do anything manually on your end in order to enable this feature. The DomainKeys Identified Mail authentication system will permit you to send out trustable e-mail messages, so if you are sending a newsletter or offers to customers, for instance, your email messages will always reach their target destination, whereas unsolicited third parties won’t be able to spoof your email addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you choose any of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting that we are offering, you will be able to use DomainKeys Identified Mail protection with any domain name that you register through your brand-new semi-dedicated server account without any manual intervention, as our advanced cloud hosting platform will set up all the obligatory records automatically, provided that the domain uses our name servers. The latter is required for a TXT resource record to be set up for the domain name, as this is how the public cryptographic key can become available in the global Domain Name System. The private key will also be added automatically to our mail servers, so anytime you send a new message, it will have our platform’s electronic signature. The number of unsolicited bulk email messages continues to grow each year and very often forged addresses are used, but when you use our web hosting services, you and your clients or associates will not need to bother about that.