DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a method for validating the authenticity of an email using a digital signature. When DKIM is activated for a specific domain name, a public key is published to the global Domain Name System and a private one is kept on the mail server. When a new email message is sent, a signature is generated using the private key and when the email is received, that signature is verified by the incoming email server using the public key. In this way, the receiver can easily tell if the email message is legitimate or if the sender’s address has been spoofed. A discrepancy will occur if the content of the email message has been edited in the meantime 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 erased. This validation system will enhance your email security, since you can confirm the authenticity 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 email provider’s adopted policies, a message that fails the examination may be removed or may appear in the recipient’s inbox with a warning.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Website Hosting

If you host a domain name in a shared website hosting account with us, all the needed records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature will be created by default. This will happen the moment you add the domain in , provided that it also uses our NS resource records. A private encryption key will be generated on our email servers, whereas a public key will be added to the Domain Name System automatically using the TXT resource record. In this way, you won’t need to do anything manually and you’ll be able to make use of all the benefits of this email authentication system – your emails will reach any target destination without being discarded and no one will be able to send out messages faking your email addresses. The latter is truly important in case the essence of your online presence involves sending out regular offers or newsletters via email to potential and current clients.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All mandatory DomainKeys Identified Mail records will be set up automatically by our cloud hosting platform when you add a domain as hosted in your semi-dedicated server account, so in case you decide to purchase a semi-dedicated server package, you will not need to set up anything to be able to take advantage of the email validation system. The domain name must use our name servers so that its DNS resource records can be managed on our end and if this precondition is met, a private key will be created on our mail servers and a public key will be sent to the DNS system by a special TXT resource record. All email addresses that you create with the domain name will be protected by DKIM, which will make it impossible for third parties to forge any email address. Both you and your partners or clients can take advantage of this feature, since it will guarantee a much higher protection level for your online correspondence.