DKIM, which stands for DomainKeys Identified Mail, is an email validation system, which prevents email headers from being forged and email content from being meddled with. This is done by attaching a digital signature to each message sent from an address under a given domain. The signature is generated based on a private cryptographic key that is available on the outgoing SMTP mail server and it can be verified using a public key, which is available in the global Domain Name System. Thus, any message with modified content or a forged sender can be recognized by email service providers. This method will increase your worldwide web security greatly and you’ll know for sure that any e-mail sent from a business ally, a banking institution, and so on, is genuine. When you send out messages, the receiver will also know for sure that you are indeed the one who has sent them. Any mail that appears to be fraudulent may either be flagged as such or may never end up in the receiver’s mailbox, depending on how the given provider has decided to cope with such messages.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Web Hosting

In case you host a domain in a cloud web hosting account with us, all the obligatory records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail option will be added by default. This will happen as soon as you add the domain in the Control Panel’s Hosted Domains section, provided that it also uses our NS resource records. A private encryption key will be generated on our mail servers, while a public key will be published to the global DNS database automatically using the TXT record. Thus, you will not need to do anything manually and you’ll be able to enjoy all the benefits of this email authentication system – your emails will reach any destination without being discarded and nobody will be able to send out messages forging your e-mail addresses. The latter is truly important in case the type of your worldwide web presence suggests sending out periodic newsletters or offers via email to prospective and current clients.