DKIM, which is an abbreviation for DomainKeys Identified Mail, is an email authentication system, which hinders email addresses from being spoofed and email content from being tampered with. This is done by adding a digital signature to each and every message sent from an address under a certain domain name. The signature is created based on a private key that is available on the outgoing SMTP email server and it can be verified using a public key, which is available in the global DNS database. Thus, any email with edited content or a forged sender can be spotted by mail service providers. This approach will enhance your web safety considerably and you’ll be sure that any message sent from a business associate, a bank, and so on, is a legitimate one. When you send messages, the receiver will also know for sure that you are indeed the one who has sent them. Any email that turns out to be fake may either be flagged as such or may never reach the receiver’s mailbox, depending on how the particular provider has decided to treat such messages.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Hosting

If you host a domain name in a hosting account from us, all the required records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality will be created by default. This will happen the moment you add the domain in the Control Panel’s Hosted Domains section, on the condition that the domain also uses our NS records. A private encryption key will be generated on our email servers, while a public key will be added to the DNS system automatically using the TXT resource record. In this way, you will not have to do anything manually and you will be able to take full advantage of all the benefits of this validation system – your messages will be sent to any target audience without being rejected and no one will be able to send out emails forging your e-mail addresses. The latter is pretty important in case the type of your online presence involves sending periodic offers or newsletters via email to prospective and current customers.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you choose any of the Linux semi-dedicated servers that we offer, you will be able to use the DKIM protection service with any domain that you register through your brand-new account without any manual setup, as our top-notch cloud hosting platform will create all the needed records automatically, on the condition that the domain name uses our name servers. The aforementioned is required for a TXT record to be created for the domain name, since this is how the public encryption key can become available in the global Domain Name System. The private key will also be added automatically to our mail servers, so whenever you send out a new email, it will include our system’s electronic signature. The number of unsolicited bulk messages keeps rising each year and rather frequently false addresses are used, but when you make use of our hosting services, you and your clients or colleagues will not need to bother about that.