DKIM, which is short for DomainKeys Identified Mail, is an authentication system, which obstructs email addresses from being forged and email content from being modified. This is achieved by attaching an e-signature to each and every email message sent from an address under a given domain name. The signature is generated on the basis of a private encryption key that’s available on the outgoing server and it can be validated by using a public key, which is available in the global DNS database. In this way, any message with changed content or a spoofed sender can be spotted by email providers. This technology will boost your online safety immensely and you’ll be sure that any email message sent from a business partner, a bank, etc., is genuine. When you send messages, the receiver will also know for sure that you are indeed the one who has sent them. Any mail that turns out to be counterfeit may either be marked as such or may never appear in the receiver’s inbox, based on how the particular provider has chosen to handle such emails.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Web Hosting

In case you host a domain name in a shared web hosting account from our company, all the mandatory records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality will be set up by default. This will happen as soon as you add the domain in the Control Panel’s Hosted Domains section, on the condition that the domain also uses our NS resource records. A private encryption key will be created on our email servers, while a public key will be sent to the DNS system automatically by using the TXT record. In this way, you will not need to do anything manually and you’ll be able to enjoy all the benefits of this authentication system – your emails will be sent to any destination without being rejected and no one will be able to send out email messages faking your e-mail addresses. The latter is rather important in case the type of your web presence involves sending out regular offers or newsletters via email to prospective and current customers.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you select one of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages offered by our company, you will be able to use DomainKeys Identified Mail protection with any domain name that you register through your brand-new account without any manual intervention, as our outstanding cloud hosting platform will set up all the mandatory records automatically, provided that the domain name uses our name servers. The latter is needed for a TXT record to be set up for the domain, as this is how the public encryption key can become available in the global DNS database. The private key will also be added automatically to our mail servers, so whenever you send out a new email, it will include our system’s electronic signature. The number of spam messages continues to increase each year and quite often spoofed email addresses are used, but when you use our hosting services, you and your customers or associates will not need to worry about that.