DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is a validation system used to check that an e-mail has been sent by an authenticated mail server or individual. A digital signature is attached to the header of the message using a private key. When the email message is received, a public key that is available in the global DNS database is used to validate who exactly sent it and if the content has been modified in some way. The fundamental purpose of DKIM is to impede the widely spread scam and spam email messages, as it makes it impossible to fake an email address. If an email message is sent from an address claiming to belong to your bank, for example, but the signature does not correspond, you will either not get the email message at all, or you’ll receive it with a notification that most likely it is not legitimate. It depends on email providers what exactly will happen with an email that fails to pass the signature examination. DKIM will also give you an additional security layer when you communicate with your business allies, for instance, as they can see that all the e-mails that you exchange are genuine and have not been manipulated in the meantime.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Website Hosting

In case you host a domain name in a website hosting account with us, all the obligatory records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality will be added by default. This will happen the moment you add the domain name in , as long as the domain also uses our NS records. A private encryption key will be generated on our mail servers, whereas a public key will be published to the DNS system automatically by using the TXT record. In this way, you will not need to do anything manually and you will be able to enjoy all the benefits of this email validation system – your email messages will reach any target destination without being denied and nobody will be able to send out email messages forging your e-mail addresses. The latter is very important if the essence of your worldwide web presence involves sending regular offers or newsletters via email to prospective and current customers.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All compulsory DomainKeys Identified Mail records will be set up automatically by our cloud platform when you add a domain as hosted in your semi-dedicated server account, so if you decide to purchase a semi-dedicated package, you won’t need to configure anything to be able to use the email authentication system. The domain name must use our name servers in order for its DNS resource records to be managed by our company and in case this prerequisite is fulfilled, a private encryption key will be generated on our mail servers and a public key will be added to the global Domain Name System by a special TXT record. All email addresses that you set up with the domain name will be protected by DKIM, which will make it impossible for 3rd parties to spoof any email address. Both you and your colleagues or clients can benefit from this feature, since it will guarantee a much higher level of protection for your online correspondence.