DKIM, which is an acronym for DomainKeys Identified Mail, is a validation system, which obstructs email addresses from being spoofed and email content from being modified. This is achieved by attaching an e-signature to each message sent from an address under a given domain. The signature is generated based on a private cryptographic key that is available on the outbound SMTP server and it can be verified with a public key, which is available in the global Domain Name System. In this way, any email with altered content or a spoofed sender can be recognized by email providers. This approach will increase your worldwide web safety considerably and you will be sure that any message sent from a business associate, a banking institution, and so on, is a legitimate one. When you send email messages, the recipient will also know for sure that you are indeed the one who has sent them. Any email that turns out to be forged may either be tagged as such or may never reach the receiver’s inbox, depending on how the given provider has decided to deal with such email messages.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Hosting

In case you host a domain in a shared hosting account from our company, all the compulsory records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature will be added by default. This will happen as soon as you add the domain in the Control Panel’s Hosted Domains section, provided that 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 added to the Domain Name System automatically 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 reach any target audience without being denied and nobody will be able to send out messages faking your addresses. The latter is truly important in case the type of your web presence suggests sending out regular offers or newsletters via email to prospective and existing clients.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you choose one of the semi-dedicated servers that we’re offering, you will be able to use the DomainKeys Identified Mail protection service with any domain that you register through your brand-new semi-dedicated hosting account without any manual intervention, as our avant-garde cloud hosting platform will set up all the obligatory records automatically, as long as the domain name uses our name servers. The latter is required for a TXT record to be created for the domain name, since this is how the public cryptographic key can become available in the global DNS database. The private key will also be added automatically to our mail servers, so every time you send out a new email, it will carry our platform’s e-signature. The number of junk emails continues to rise each year and very frequently counterfeit email addresses are used, but if you make use of our web hosting services, you and your clients or associates won’t need to worry about that.