DKIM, which is an abbreviation for DomainKeys Identified Mail, is a validation system, which prevents email headers from being forged and email content from being manipulated. This is done by attaching an e-signature to every email sent from an address under a given domain. The signature is generated on the basis of a private key that is available on the outbound mail server and it can be verified using a public key, which is available in the global DNS database. Thus, any email with changed content or a spoofed sender can be spotted by email providers. This technology will heighten your worldwide web security substantially and you’ll know for sure that any e-mail message sent from a business ally, a bank, and so on, is a legitimate one. When you send out email messages, the recipient will also be sure that you are indeed the one who has sent them. Any email message that appears to be forged may either be flagged as such or may never end up in the recipient’s mailbox, depending on how the given provider has decided to treat such emails.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Hosting

If you host a domain name in a hosting account from us, all the mandatory records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail option will be added 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 records. A private encryption key will be created on our mail servers, whereas a public key will be sent to the Domain Name System automatically using the TXT resource record. Thus, you won’t have to do anything manually and you’ll be able to make use of all the benefits of this email validation system – your messages will be delivered to any audience without being rejected and no one will be able to send out email messages forging your addresses. The latter is very important if the nature of your web presence suggests sending regular offers or newsletters via email to potential and current customers.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you choose any of the semi-dedicated servers that we offer, you’ll be able to use the DKIM option with any domain that you add to your new account without any manual setup, as our high-tech cloud web hosting platform will create all the obligatory records automatically, provided that the domain uses our name servers. The aforementioned is needed for a TXT resource record to be created for the domain, as 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 mail servers, so every time you send out a new email, it will have our system’s digital signature. The number of spam email messages continues to rise each year and very frequently fake addresses are used, but if you make use of our web hosting services, you and your customers or partners will not have to worry about that.