DKIM, which stands for DomainKeys Identified Mail, is an email validation system, which impedes email headers from being spoofed and email content from being tampered with. This is done by attaching a digital signature to each and every email message sent from an email address under a given domain name. The signature is published on the basis of a private cryptographic key that is available on the outbound email server and it can be validated with a public key, which is available in the global DNS database. In this way, any email with altered content or a forged sender can be spotted by email providers. This method will heighten your worldwide web security tremendously and you will know for sure that any e-mail message sent from a business ally, a bank, etc., is authentic. When you send out emails, the recipient will also be sure that you are indeed the one who has sent them. Any mail that appears to be bogus may either be flagged as such or may never end up in the receiver’s mailbox, depending on how the given provider has chosen to deal with such email messages.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Website Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail option is pre-enabled for all domains that are hosted in a cloud website hosting account on our cloud website hosting platform, so you won’t need to do anything yourself to activate it. The only requirement is that the particular domain name should be hosted in a website hosting account on our end using our MX and NS resource records, so that the email messages will go through our mail servers. The private cryptographic key will be created on the server and the TXT record, which contains the public key, will be published to the DNS database automatically, so you will not need to do anything manually on your end in order to enable this option. The DKIM authentication system will allow you to send out trustable emails, so if you are sending offers or a newsletter to clients, for instance, your emails will always reach their target destination, while unauthorized third parties won’t be able to forge your email addresses.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you choose any of the Linux semi-dedicated servers that we’re offering, you will be able to use the DKIM option with any domain name that you register through your new semi-dedicated server account without any manual setup, as our high-tech cloud web hosting platform will create all the required records automatically, provided that the domain name uses our name servers. The latter is required for a TXT resource record to be created for the domain, since this is how the public cryptographic key can become available in the global DNS system. The private key will also be added automatically to our email servers, so anytime you send out a new message, it will have our platform’s e-signature. The number of spam email messages keeps growing each year and very often counterfeit addresses are used, but when you make use of our web hosting services, you and your customers or colleagues will not need to bother about that.