DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email validation system used to prove that an email message has been sent by an authenticated server or individual. An electronic signature is attached to the header of the message using a private encryption key. When the email is received, a public key that is available in the global Domain Name System is used to confirm who exactly sent it and whether its content has been modified in some way. The primary job of DKIM is to prevent the widespread scam and spam messages, as it makes it impossible to forge an email address. If an email is sent from an address claiming to belong to your bank, for example, but the signature does not correspond, you will either not receive the email message at all, or you’ll get it with a warning notification that most likely it is not authentic. It depends on email service providers what exactly will happen with an email which fails the signature test. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also provide you with an added security layer when you communicate with your business partners, for example, as they can see that all the messages that you exchange are authentic and haven’t been meddled with on their way.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Website Hosting

In case you host a domain in a shared website hosting account with our company, all the needed records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail option will be created by default. This will happen as soon as you add the domain name in , provided that the domain also uses our NS records. A private cryptographic key will be created on our email servers, while a public key will be sent to the global Domain Name System automatically by using the TXT record. In this way, you will not have to do anything manually and you will be able to make use of all the benefits of this email authentication system – your emails will reach any destination without being rejected and nobody will be able to send emails forging your addresses. The latter is rather important if the essence of your Internet presence suggests sending out periodic offers or newsletters via email to potential and current clients.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

All mandatory DomainKeys Identified Mail records will be set up automatically by our cloud hosting platform when you add a domain as hosted in a semi-dedicated server account, so in case you decide to order a semi-dedicated hosting plan, you will not have to configure anything to be able to use the email authentication system. The domain name should use our name servers in order for its DNS records to be managed by our company and in case this prerequisite is satisfied, a private cryptographic key will be generated on our email servers and a public key will be added to the DNS system by a special TXT resource record. All addresses that you create using the domain will be protected by DKIM, which will make it impossible for third parties to fake any email address. Both you and your partners or customers can take advantage of this functionality, as it will ensure a much higher security level for your email communication.