DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email validation system used to check that an email message has been sent by an authorized mail server or individual. An e-signature is added to the message’s header using a private key. When the email is received, a public key that is available in the global Domain Name System is used to verify who actually sent it and if its content has been edited in any way. The primary task of DKIM is to prevent the widespread scam and spam messages, as it makes it impossible to forge an email address. If a message is sent from an email address claiming to belong to your bank, for example, but the signature does not match, you will either not receive the email message at all, or you’ll receive it with a warning that most likely it’s not authentic. It depends on mail service providers what exactly will happen with an email message which fails to pass the signature test. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also offer you an extra safety layer when you communicate with your business partners, for example, as they can see that all the messages that you send are genuine and haven’t been manipulated in the meantime.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Website Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail option is pre-activated for all domain names that are hosted in a website hosting account on our cloud hosting platform, so you won’t have to do anything on your end to activate it. The sole requirement is that the particular domain should be hosted in an account on our end using our NS and MX resource records, so that the email messages will go through our email servers. The private cryptographic key will be generated on the server and the TXT record, which contains the public key, will be published to the global DNS database automatically, so you will not need to do anything manually on your end in order to enable this functionality. The DomainKeys Identified Mail email authentication system will enable you to send credible e-mails, so if you are sending offers or a newsletter to clients, for example, your emails will always reach their target viewers, whereas unauthorized third parties won’t be able to spoof your email addresses.