DKIM, which is an abbreviation for DomainKeys Identified Mail, is an authentication system, which obstructs email headers from being spoofed and email content from being meddled with. This is achieved by attaching an electronic signature to each message sent from an email address under a given domain. The signature is created based on a private key that is available on the outgoing server and it can be validated with a public key, which is available in the global Domain Name System. In this way, any message with changed content or a forged sender can be recognized by mail service providers. This method will increase your worldwide web security considerably and you’ll know for sure that any e-mail message sent from a business partner, a banking institution, and so on, is a genuine one. When you send out emails, the receiver will also know for sure that you are indeed the one who has sent them. Any mail that appears to be counterfeit may either be marked as such or may never appear in the receiver’s mailbox, based on how the particular provider has decided to cope with such messages.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality is pre-enabled for all domain names that are hosted in a hosting account on our cloud web hosting platform, so you will not have to do anything on your end to activate it. The only requirement is that the given domain name should be hosted in a hosting account on our platform using our MX and NS records, so that the emails will go through our mail servers. The private cryptographic key will be created on the server and the TXT resource record, which contains the public key, will be published to the global DNS database automatically, so you won’t need to do anything manually on your end in order to activate this functionality. The DKIM email validation system will enable you to send out credible email messages, so if you’re sending a newsletter or offers to clients, for instance, your emails will always reach their target destination, while unauthorized third parties will not be able to forge your email addresses.