DKIM, which is an abbreviation for DomainKeys Identified Mail, is an authentication system, which hinders email addresses from being forged and email content from being tampered with. This is achieved by adding a digital signature to each and every message sent from an email address under a particular domain name. The signature is generated on the basis of a private cryptographic key that’s available on the outgoing SMTP email server and it can be validated by using a public key, which is available in the global Domain Name System. In this way, any email message with modified content or a spoofed sender can be spotted by email service providers. This approach will boost your worldwide web security dramatically and you will be sure that any message sent from a business associate, a bank, etc., is genuine. When you send emails, the receiver will also be sure that you are indeed the one who has sent them. Any email message that turns out to be fraudulent may either be labeled as such or may never enter the recipient’s inbox, based on how the given provider has chosen to handle such emails.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Web Hosting

If you host a domain name in a cloud web hosting account from 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 , as long as your domain also uses our NS resource records. A private cryptographic key will be generated on our email servers, while a public key will be sent to the Domain Name System automatically by using the TXT resource record. Thus, you won’t need to do anything manually and you will be able to take advantage of all the benefits of this email authentication system – your email messages will be sent to any destination without being discarded and nobody will be able to send out email messages forging your email addresses. The latter is very important if the nature of your Internet presence suggests sending periodic newsletters or offers via email to potential and current customers.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All obligatory DKIM records will be set up automatically by our cloud platform when you add a domain as hosted in your semi-dedicated server account, so in case you choose to get a semi-dedicated package, you won’t need to set up anything to be able to take advantage of the email authentication system. The domain name must use our name servers in order for its DNS records to be managed by our company and as long as this requirement is satisfied, a private cryptographic key will be generated on our email servers and a public key will be published to the DNS database by a special TXT record. All addresses that you create using the domain name will be protected by DomainKeys Identified Mail, which will make it impossible for third parties to spoof any email address. Both you and your associates or customers can take advantage of this option, as it will ensure a higher security level for your electronic communication.