DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a method for verifying the genuineness of an email using a digital signature. When DomainKeys Identified Mail is activated for a certain domain name, a public key is published to the global Domain Name System and a private one is kept on the mail server. When a new email is sent, a signature is generated using the private key and when the message is delivered, the signature is validated by the incoming POP3/IMAP email server using the public key. Thus, the recipient can easily tell if the message is authentic or if the sender’s email address has been forged. A mismatch will appear if the content of the email message has been modified in the meantime as well, so DKIM can also be used to ensure that the sent and the delivered messages are identical and that nothing has been attached or deleted. This email validation system will strengthen your email security, since you can validate the legitimacy of the important emails that you get and your associates can do the exact same thing with the emails that you send them. Based on the given email service provider’s policies, an email message that fails the check may be removed or may be delivered to the recipient’s mailbox with a warning notification.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Hosting

In case you host a domain in a shared hosting account with us, all the mandatory records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality will be set up by default. This will happen once you add the domain name in , on the condition that the domain also uses our NS records. A private encryption key will be created on our email servers, while a public key will be added to the DNS database automatically using the TXT record. In this way, you won’t have to do anything manually and you’ll be able to take full advantage of all the benefits of this email authentication system – your emails will be sent to any audience without being disallowed and no one will be able to send email messages forging your addresses. The latter is very important in case the type of your online presence involves sending regular offers or newsletters via email to potential and existing clients.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All needed DKIM records will be set up automatically by our cloud hosting platform when you add a domain as hosted in your semi-dedicated server account, so if you choose to get a semi-dedicated server plan, you won’t have to configure anything to be able to use the email authentication system. The domain must use our name servers so that its DNS records can be managed on our end and in case this requirement is matched, a private encryption key will be created on our email servers and a public key will be published to the DNS database by a special TXT record. All email addresses that you set up using the domain will be protected by DomainKeys Identified Mail, which will make it impossible for third parties to fake any email address. Both you and your partners or customers can take advantage of this feature, since it will guarantee a much higher security level for your e-correspondence.