DKIM, which is an acronym for DomainKeys Identified Mail, is an email authentication system, which blocks email headers from being forged and email content from being manipulated. This is done by attaching an e-signature to every email sent from an address under a given domain. The signature is generated on the basis of a private cryptographic key that’s available on the outgoing server and it can be verified by using a public key, which is available in the global Domain Name System. In this way, any message with altered content or a spoofed sender can be spotted by mail service providers. This method will boost your worldwide web safety enormously and you’ll be sure that any email sent from a business partner, a bank, and so on, is legitimate. When you send out emails, the receiver will also know for sure that you are indeed the one who has sent them. Any email message that turns out to be phony may either be labeled as such or may never enter the recipient’s inbox, depending on how the particular provider has chosen to cope with such email messages.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Web Hosting

In case you host a domain in a shared web hosting account with our company, all the required records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality will be added by default. This will happen once you add the domain in , provided that the domain also uses our NS resource records. A private encryption key will be created on our email servers, whereas a public key will be sent to the global DNS system automatically using the TXT resource record. Thus, 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 emails will be sent to any target audience without being rejected and nobody will be able to send out email messages forging your email addresses. The latter is pretty important in case the essence of your online presence involves sending regular newsletters or offers via email to prospective and current clients.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

All required DKIM records will be created automatically by our cloud web hosting platform when you add a domain as hosted in a semi-dedicated server account, so if you decide to use this type of hosting, you won’t need to configure anything to be able to take advantage of the email authentication system. The domain should use our name servers in order for its DNS records to be managed on our end and provided that this precondition is fulfilled, a private key will be generated on our email servers and a public key will be sent to the DNS system by a special TXT record. All addresses that you create using the domain name will be protected by DomainKeys Identified Mail, which will make it impossible for third parties to fake any email address. Both you and your partners or clients can benefit from this feature, since it will ensure a much higher level of safety for your email correspondence.