DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a system for checking the authenticity of an email message using an electronic signature. When DomainKeys Identified Mail is enabled for a given domain name, a public key is published to the global DNS system and a private one is kept on the mail server. If a new message is sent, a signature is generated using the private key and when the email message is delivered, the signature is ‘scanned’ by the incoming email server using the public key. Thus, the receiver can easily know if the email is authentic or if the sender’s email address has been spoofed. A discrepancy will occur if the content of the email has been changed in the meantime as well, so DKIM can also be used to make sure that the sent and the delivered messages are identical and that nothing has been added or deleted. This email authentication system will enhance your email security, as you can confirm the authenticity of the important emails that you get and your associates can do the exact same thing with the email messages that you send them. Based on the given email service provider’s policy, an email that fails to pass the check may be removed or may emerge in the recipient’s inbox with a warning.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Hosting

If you host a domain in a shared hosting account with our company, all the compulsory records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature will be created by default. This will happen once you add the domain in , provided that the domain also uses our NS records. A private key will be created on our email servers, while a public key will be sent to the global DNS database automatically by using the TXT record. In this way, you will not have to do anything manually and you will be able to enjoy all the benefits of this email validation system – your messages will be delivered to any target destination without being denied and no one will be able to send out emails forging your addresses. The latter is pretty important if the type of your online presence suggests sending out regular offers or newsletters via email to potential and existing clients.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you pick any of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting offered by our company, you’ll be able to use DomainKeys Identified Mail protection with any domain name that you add to your brand-new semi-dedicated server account without any manual setup, as our innovative cloud platform will create all the required records automatically, as long as the domain name uses our name servers. The latter is required for a TXT resource record to be set up for the domain, as this is how the public cryptographic key can become available in the global Domain Name System. The private key will also be added automatically to our mail servers, so every time you send out a new message, it will have our platform’s digital signature. The number of spam emails keeps increasing every year and rather frequently phony addresses are used, but if you make use of our web hosting services, you and your clients or colleagues will not have to worry about that.