DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email validation system used to certify that an email has been sent by an authorized email server or individual. An e-signature is added to the email message’s header using a private cryptographic key. When the message is received, a public key that’s available in the global DNS database is used to confirm who exactly sent it and whether its content has been changed in some way. The main function of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to hinder the widespread spam and scam email messages, as it makes it impossible to forge an email address. If an email is sent from an address claiming to belong to your bank, for instance, but the signature does not match, you will either not receive the message at all, or you’ll get it with a notification that most probably it is not genuine. It depends on email service providers what exactly will happen with an email that fails to pass the signature test. DKIM will also offer you an added layer of safety when you communicate with your business associates, for instance, since they can see for themselves that all the e-mails that you exchange are authentic and have not been modified on their way.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Website Hosting

In case you host a domain in a website hosting account with our company, all the required records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality will be added by default. This will happen as soon as you add the domain name in , on the condition that it also uses our NS resource records. A private cryptographic key will be generated on our mail 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 take advantage of all the benefits of this email authentication system – your messages will reach any audience without being disallowed and nobody will be able to send emails forging your addresses. The latter is pretty important in case the essence of your online presence involves sending regular offers or newsletters via email to prospective and current customers.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All mandatory DomainKeys Identified Mail records will be set up automatically by our cloud platform when you add a domain as hosted in a semi-dedicated server account, so in case you choose to order a semi-dedicated package, you won’t need to set up anything to be able to use the email validation system. The domain name should use our name servers in order for its DNS records to be managed on our end and provided that this precondition is answered, a private cryptographic key will be generated on our mail 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 will be protected by DKIM, which will make it impossible for 3rd parties to forge any address. Both you and your partners or customers can take advantage of this functionality, as it will guarantee a higher safety level for your online correspondence.