DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is a validation system used to check that an e-mail message has been sent by an authenticated server or person. An e-signature is added to the header of the message by using a private cryptographic key. When the message is received, a public key that is available in the global DNS database is used to check who exactly sent it and whether the content has been modified in some way. The chief task of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to hinder the widely spread scam and spam messages, as it makes it impossible to forge an email address. If an email message is sent from an email address claiming to belong to your bank, for instance, but the signature does not match, you will either not receive the message at all, or you’ll get it with a warning that most likely it’s not an authentic one. It depends on email providers what exactly will happen with an email that fails to pass the signature test. DKIM will also give you an extra layer of security when you communicate with your business partners, for example, since they can see that all the e-mails that you send are authentic and haven’t been meddled with in the meantime.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Hosting

In case you host a domain in a hosting account with us, all the needed records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature will be added by default. This will happen the moment you add the domain name in , on the condition that the domain also uses our NS records. A private key will be created on our mail servers, while a public key will be added to the global DNS database automatically by using the TXT resource record. In this way, you will not need to do anything manually and you’ll be able to make use of all the benefits of this email authentication system – your emails will be delivered to any target destination without being rejected and nobody will be able to send out emails faking your email addresses. The latter is truly important if the essence of your web presence involves sending regular newsletters or offers via email to potential and current customers.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All required DomainKeys Identified Mail records will be created automatically by our cloud web hosting platform when you add a domain name as hosted in your semi-dedicated server account, so if you decide to buy a semi-dedicated hosting package, you will not have to set up anything to be able to use the email validation system. The domain must use our name servers in order for its DNS resource records to be managed by us and if this precondition is answered, a private encryption key will be created on our email servers and a public key will be added to the DNS system by a special TXT record. All email addresses that you create with the domain will be protected by DKIM, which will make it impossible for 3rd parties to spoof any email address. Both you and your partners or customers can take advantage of this service, as it will guarantee a much higher protection level for your e-communication.