DKIM, which is an abbreviation for DomainKeys Identified Mail, is an email authentication system, which impedes email addresses from being forged and email content from being meddled with. This is achieved by attaching a digital signature to every email sent from an address under a specific domain. The signature is created on the basis of a private key that is available on the SMTP server and it can be validated with a public key, which is available in the global Domain Name System. Thus, any message with edited content or a spoofed sender can be identified by mail service providers. This technology will strengthen your worldwide web security significantly and you’ll be sure that any e-mail sent from a business partner, a banking institution, etc., is legitimate. When you send email messages, the receiver will also know for sure that you are indeed the one who has sent them. Any email message that appears to be counterfeit may either be flagged as such or may never end up in the recipient’s mailbox, depending on how the particular provider has chosen to cope with such messages.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Web Hosting

If you host a domain in a cloud web hosting account with us, all the obligatory 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 , provided that your domain also uses our NS records. A private cryptographic key will be generated on our mail servers, whereas a public key will be published to the DNS database automatically by using the TXT record. In this way, you won’t have to do anything manually and you’ll be able to take advantage of all the benefits of this validation system – your emails will reach any target audience without being disallowed and no one will be able to send out messages forging your e-mail addresses. The latter is pretty important in case the essence of your Internet presence involves sending periodic offers or newsletters via email to potential and existing clients.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

All obligatory DKIM records will be created automatically by our cloud web hosting platform when you add a domain name as hosted in a semi-dedicated server account, so in case you decide to use this type of hosting, you will not need to set up anything to be able to take advantage of the email validation system. The domain name should use our name servers so that its DNS records can be managed by us and as long as this precondition is matched, a private encryption key will be created on our email servers and a public key will be added to the global DNS system by a special TXT resource record. All addresses that you set up using the domain name will be protected by DKIM, which will make it impossible for 3rd parties to spoof any address. Both you and your colleagues or customers can take advantage of this option, since it will ensure a much higher safety level for your electronic correspondence.