DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is a validation system used to confirm that an email message has been sent by an authenticated individual or server. An e-signature is added to the header of the email message using a private encryption key. When the email is received, a public key that’s available in the global DNS database is used to check who exactly sent it and if its content has been edited in some way. The essential task of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to impede the widespread spam and scam 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 or financial institution, for example, but the signature doesn’t match, you will either not get the message at all, or you will get it with a warning that most probably it’s not a legitimate one. It depends on email service providers what exactly will happen with an email which fails to pass the signature test. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also offer you an extra safety layer when you communicate with your business allies, for instance, since they can see for themselves that all the emails that you send are authentic and have not been manipulated on their way.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Website Hosting

In case you host a domain name in a shared website hosting account with us, all the compulsory records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality will be set up by default. This will happen the moment you add the domain in , as long as the 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 global Domain Name System automatically by using the TXT resource record. In this way, you won’t have to do anything manually and you will be able to take full advantage of all the benefits of this email validation system – your email messages will reach any destination without being disallowed and no one will be able to send email messages faking your addresses. The latter is quite important if the essence 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

When you select one of the Linux semi-dedicated packages that we offer, you will be able to use the DKIM option with any domain that you register through your new semi-dedicated hosting account without any manual intervention, as our advanced cloud web hosting platform will set up all the required records automatically, provided that the domain name uses our name servers. The latter is needed for a TXT record to be created for the domain name, since this is how the public encryption 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 a new message, it will include our platform’s digital signature. The number of unsolicited bulk messages continues to increase every year and very frequently forged addresses are used, but if you make use of our hosting services, you and your clients or associates will not need to bother about that.