DKIM, which is an abbreviation for DomainKeys Identified Mail, is a validation system, which hinders email headers from being spoofed and email content from being tampered with. This is done by attaching an e-signature to each email sent from an address under a specific domain name. The signature is issued on the basis of a private encryption key that’s available on the outgoing SMTP mail server and it can be validated using a public key, which is available in the global DNS database. Thus, any email with edited content or a forged sender can be recognized by email providers. This method will boost your online safety substantially and you’ll be sure that any email sent from a business partner, a bank, and so on, is genuine. When you send messages, the receiver will also be sure that you are indeed the one who has sent them. Any email that appears to be forged may either be labeled as such or may never end up in the recipient’s inbox, based on how the given provider has decided to treat such messages.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Web Hosting

If you host a domain name in a cloud web hosting account with our company, all the required records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature will be created by default. This will happen once you add the domain name in the Control Panel’s Hosted Domains section, on the condition that it also uses our NS resource records. A private key will be generated on our email servers, whereas a public key will be added to the DNS system automatically by using the TXT resource record. In this way, you won’t have to do anything manually and you will be able to take full advantage of all the benefits of this validation system – your emails will reach any target destination without being rejected and no one will be able to send out email messages faking your addresses. The latter is very important in case the essence of your Internet presence suggests sending regular newsletters or offers via email to prospective and current clients.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you choose any of the Linux semi-dedicated servers offered by our company, you will be able to use the DKIM feature with any domain that you register through your brand-new account without any manual setup, as our innovative cloud hosting platform will set up all the compulsory records automatically, as long as the domain name uses our name servers. The latter is needed for a TXT resource record to be set up for the domain, as this is how the public cryptographic key can become available in the global DNS database. The private key will also be added automatically to our email servers, so every time you send out a new email message, it will include our platform’s digital signature. The number of junk messages keeps increasing every year and very often bogus email addresses are used, but when you make use of our hosting services, you and your clients or colleagues will not need to worry about that.