DKIM, which is an acronym for DomainKeys Identified Mail, is an authentication system, which hinders email addresses from being forged and email content from being manipulated. This is achieved by adding a digital signature to every email sent from an address under a particular domain name. The signature is published based on a private key that is available on the SMTP email server and it can be validated by using a public key, which is available in the global Domain Name System. In this way, any message with edited content or a forged sender can be spotted by mail service providers. This approach will strengthen your online safety tremendously and you will be sure that any email message sent from a business ally, a bank, and so on, is an authentic one. When you send emails, the recipient will also be sure that you are indeed the one who has sent them. Any email message that appears to be fraudulent may either be marked as such or may never appear in the recipient’s inbox, based on how the particular provider has chosen to cope with such messages.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Web Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail feature is activated by default for all domain names that are hosted in a web hosting account on our cloud hosting platform, so you won’t need to do anything yourself to enable it. The only condition is that the given domain should be hosted in a web hosting account on our end using our NS and MX resource records, so that the e-mails will go through our mail servers. The private cryptographic key will be generated on the server and the TXT resource record, which contains the public key, will be published to the global Domain Name System automatically, so you will not need to do anything manually on your end in order to enable this functionality. The DKIM validation system will permit you to send out credible e-mail messages, so if you are sending offers or a newsletter to customers, for instance, your email messages will always reach their target destination, while unauthorized third parties won’t be able to spoof your email addresses.