DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a method for checking the legitimacy of an email message by using an electronic signature. When DKIM is activated for a given domain, a public cryptographic key is published to the global Domain Name System and a private one is kept on the mail server. If a new email is sent, a signature is issued using the private key and when the message is delivered, the signature is verified by the incoming POP3/IMAP email server using the public key. In this way, the recipient can easily recognize if the email is genuine or if the sender’s email address has been forged. A discrepancy will appear if the content of the email has been edited in the meantime as well, so DKIM can also be used to ensure that the sent and the received emails are identical and that nothing has been added or deleted. This email authentication system will increase your email security, as you can confirm the authenticity of the important emails that you receive and your partners can do likewise with the email messages that you send them. Based on the given mail service provider’s adopted policies, an email that fails to pass the examination may be removed or may end up in the recipient’s inbox with a warning symbol.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Hosting

If you host a domain in a cloud hosting account from our company, all the needed records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail option will be added by default. This will happen the moment you add the domain name in the Control Panel’s Hosted Domains section, provided that the domain also uses our NS resource records. A private encryption key will be created on our mail servers, while a public key will be published to the DNS database automatically using the TXT resource record. Thus, you will not have to do anything manually and you’ll be able to take full advantage of all the benefits of this validation system – your emails will reach any target destination without being disallowed and no one will be able to send messages faking your addresses. The latter is truly important if the essence of your web presence suggests sending periodic newsletters or offers via email to potential and existing clients.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you choose one of the semi-dedicated hosting service that we offer, you will be able to use the DomainKeys Identified Mail option with any domain that you add to your brand new account without any manual intervention, as our leading-edge cloud web hosting platform will create all the required records automatically, as long as the domain uses our name servers. The latter is required for a TXT resource record to be created for the domain name, since this is how the public 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 a new email message, it will have our system’s e-signature. The number of unsolicited bulk email messages continues to increase each year and quite often spoofed addresses are used, but if you use our hosting services, you and your customers or associates will not have to bother about that.