DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email validation system used to certify that an e-mail has been sent by an authenticated mail server or individual. A digital signature is attached to the email’s header by using a private encryption key. When the email message is received, a public key that’s available in the global Domain Name System is used to validate who actually sent it and if the content has been modified in some way. The prime job of DKIM is to avert the widely spread spam and scam messages, as it makes it impossible to fake an email address. If a 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 receive the email at all, or you will get it with a warning notice that most probably it is not a legitimate one. It depends on email service providers what exactly will happen with an email which fails the signature examination. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also supply you with an added layer of protection when you communicate with your business partners, for instance, since they can see for themselves that all the messages that you send are genuine and haven’t been modified in the meantime.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Web Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality is activated by default for all domains that are hosted in a cloud web hosting account on our cloud hosting platform, so you won’t have to do anything on your end to activate it. The only condition is that the particular domain should be hosted in a web hosting account on our end using our MX and NS resource records, so that the emails will go through our email servers. The private encryption key will be created on the server and the TXT resource record, which contains the public key, will be published to the global DNS system automatically, so you will not have to do anything manually on your end in order to enable this option. The DKIM email validation system will allow you to send trustable e-mail messages, so if you’re sending a newsletter or offers to clients, for example, your email messages will always reach their target destination, whereas unauthorized 3rd parties won’t be able to forge your email addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you choose one of the semi-dedicated hosting plans that we offer, you’ll be able to use the DKIM protection service with any domain that you add to your brand-new semi-dedicated hosting account without any manual setup, as our cutting-edge cloud web hosting platform will set up all the necessary records automatically, on the condition that the domain uses our name servers. The aforementioned is needed for a TXT record to be set up for the domain name, since this is how the public cryptographic key can become available in the global DNS system. The private key will also be added automatically to our email servers, so whenever you send a new email, it will have our platform’s electronic signature. The number of junk email messages continues to increase each year and very frequently phony addresses are used, but if you make use of our hosting services, you and your customers or associates will not have to bother about that.