DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a system for confirming the authenticity of an email by using an electronic signature. When DomainKeys Identified Mail is activated for a particular domain, a public cryptographic key is published to the global DNS database and a private one is stored on the mail server. If a new message is sent, a signature is issued using the private key and when the email is delivered, that signature is ‘scanned’ by the POP3/IMAP server using the public key. Thus, the receiver can easily distinguish if the message is legitimate or if the sender’s address has been forged. A mismatch will appear if the content of the email has been altered on its way as well, so DomainKeys Identified Mail can also be used to make sure that the sent and the received messages are identical and that nothing has been added or deleted. This email validation system will increase your email security, as you can verify the genuineness of the important email messages that you receive and your partners can do the same with the email messages that you send them. Depending on the particular mail service provider’s policy, an email that fails the examination may be erased or may show up in the recipient’s inbox with a warning alert.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Website Hosting

If you host a domain in a website hosting account from our company, all the mandatory 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 , as long as your domain also uses our NS resource records. A private key will be created on our mail servers, while a public key will be added to the global DNS database automatically using the TXT record. In this way, you won’t need to do anything manually and you will be able to enjoy all the benefits of this email authentication system – your messages will be delivered to any target destination without being rejected and nobody will be able to send emails forging your addresses. The latter is really important in case the essence of your worldwide web presence suggests sending periodic offers or newsletters via email to prospective and current clients.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All necessary DKIM 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 hosting package, you will not need to configure anything to be able to use the email validation system. The domain should use our name servers so that its DNS resource records can be managed by us and provided that this prerequisite is answered, a private encryption key will be created on our email servers and a public key will be added to the DNS system by a special TXT record. All addresses that you set up with the domain will be protected by DomainKeys Identified Mail, which will make it impossible for 3rd parties to spoof any address. Both you and your associates or customers can take advantage of this functionality, since it will guarantee a much higher level of security for your electronic communication.