DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a method for validating the legitimacy of an email by using an electronic signature. When DKIM is activated for a specific 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 message is sent, a signature is generated using the private key and when the email message is delivered, the signature is verified by the POP3/IMAP mail server using the public key. In this way, the recipient can easily recognize if the message is legitimate or if the sender’s email address has been spoofed. A discrepancy will appear 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 email messages are identical and that nothing has been attached or deleted. This email authentication system will heighten your email security, since you can confirm the genuineness of the important emails that you get and your colleagues can do likewise with the emails that you send them. Depending on the given mail service provider’s adopted policies, a message that fails the examination may be removed or may appear in the receiver’s mailbox with a warning symbol.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Hosting

If you host a domain name in a shared hosting account from our company, all the compulsory 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 , on the condition that the domain also uses our NS resource records. A private key will be generated on our mail servers, whereas a public key will be added to the global DNS system automatically using the TXT resource record. In this way, you will not need to do anything manually and you’ll be able to make use of all the benefits of this email authentication system – your messages will be sent to any target destination without being disallowed and nobody will be able to send emails faking your e-mail addresses. The latter is really important if the essence of your online presence involves sending out regular offers or newsletters via email to potential and existing clients.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All needed DomainKeys Identified Mail records will be created automatically by our cloud hosting platform when you add a domain name as hosted in your semi-dedicated server account, so if you choose to buy a semi-dedicated hosting package, you won’t need to configure anything to be able to use the email authentication system. The domain name should use our name servers so that its DNS resource records can be managed by our company and as long as this prerequisite is answered, a private encryption key will be generated on our email servers and a public key will be sent to the DNS database by a special TXT record. All addresses that you set up with the domain name will be protected by DKIM, which will make it impossible for third parties to spoof any address. Both you and your colleagues or clients can take advantage of this service, as it will guarantee a higher safety level for your online correspondence.