DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a system for verifying the genuineness of an email by using a digital signature. When DKIM is enabled for a certain domain name, a public key is published to the global DNS database and a private one is kept on the email server. If a new message is sent, a signature is issued using the private key and when the message is delivered, the signature is authenticated by the POP3/IMAP mail server using the public key. In this way, the recipient can easily discern if the email message is legitimate or if the sender’s address has been forged. A mismatch will occur if the content of the email message has been modified on its way as well, so DomainKeys Identified Mail can also be used to ensure that the sent and the delivered emails are identical and that nothing has been attached or erased. This email validation system will heighten your email safety, since you can verify the legitimacy of the important email messages that you receive and your associates can do likewise with the emails that you send them. Based on the particular mail service provider’s adopted policies, an email message that fails to pass the examination may be deleted or may emerge in the recipient’s inbox with a warning.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Website Hosting

If you host a domain in a website hosting account with our company, all the required records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail option will be added by default. This will happen once you add the domain in , on the condition that your domain also uses our NS resource records. A private cryptographic key will be generated on our email servers, whereas a public key will be added to the DNS system automatically using the TXT record. In this way, you won’t have to do anything manually and you’ll be able to make use of all the benefits of this email authentication system – your email messages will be delivered to any target audience without being disallowed and no one will be able to send out email messages faking your addresses. The latter is really important if the type of your Internet presence suggests sending out periodic offers or newsletters via email to potential and existing clients.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you select any of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages offered by our company, you will be able to use DomainKeys Identified Mail protection with any domain name that you register through your brand new semi-dedicated server account without any manual intervention, as our high-tech cloud web hosting platform will create all the compulsory records automatically, provided that the domain name uses our name servers. The latter is needed for a TXT resource record to be set up for the domain name, since this is how the public cryptographic key can become available in the global Domain Name System. The private key will also be added automatically to our email servers, so every time you send out a new message, it will include our platform’s electronic signature. The number of junk email messages continues to increase every year and quite often false email addresses are used, but when you use our hosting services, you and your customers or associates won’t need to worry about that.