DKIM, which is an abbreviation for DomainKeys Identified Mail, is an email validation system, which blocks email addresses from being spoofed and email content from being meddled with. This is done by adding an e-signature to each and every email sent from an address under a certain domain. The signature is issued based on a private encryption key that’s available on the SMTP mail server and it can be verified with a public key, which is available in the global DNS database. In this way, any message with modified content or a spoofed sender can be recognized by mail service providers. This technology will enhance your web security dramatically and you’ll be sure that any e-mail message sent from a business partner, a banking institution, and so on, is genuine. When you send out email messages, the receiver will also know for sure that you are indeed the one who has sent them. Any mail that appears to be fake may either be labeled as such or may never be delivered to the recipient’s inbox, based on how the particular provider has decided to deal with such email messages.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Hosting

In case you host a domain name in a cloud hosting account with our company, all the obligatory records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail option will be added 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 resource records. A private key will be created on our mail servers, whereas a public key will be sent to the global DNS system automatically by using the TXT record. In this way, you won’t need to do anything manually and you’ll be able to take full advantage of all the benefits of this email validation system – your email messages will be delivered to any target audience without being disallowed and nobody will be able to send out messages forging your addresses. The latter is rather important in case the type of your web presence involves sending regular offers or newsletters via email to prospective and existing customers.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you select one of the semi-dedicated servers offered by us, you will be able to use the DomainKeys Identified Mail protection service with any domain name that you register through your brand new account without any manual intervention, as our leading-edge cloud web hosting platform will set up all the needed records automatically, on the condition that the domain name uses our name servers. The latter is required for a TXT record to be set up for the domain name, since this is how the public key can become available in the global Domain Name System. The private key will also be added automatically to our email servers, so whenever you send a new message, it will have our platform’s e-signature. The number of junk messages continues to increase each year and very often spoofed email addresses are used, but if you make use of our web hosting services, you and your customers or associates won’t have to bother about that.