DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a system for validating the genuineness of an email message by using an e-signature. When DKIM is enabled for a given domain, a public key is published to the global DNS system and a private one is kept on the email server. When a new email message is sent, a signature is issued using the private key and when the email message is received, the signature is authenticated by the incoming POP3/IMAP email server using the public key. Thus, the recipient can easily discern if the email is authentic or if the sender’s email address has been forged. A discrepancy will occur if the content of the email has been changed on its way as well, so DKIM can also be used to make sure that the sent and the delivered emails are identical and that nothing has been added or removed. This validation system will increase your email safety, since you can verify the legitimacy of the important email messages that you receive and your partners can do the same with the messages that you send them. Based on the particular email provider’s adopted policies, a message that fails the check may be deleted or may enter the recipient’s mailbox with a warning.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Web Hosting

If you host a domain in a shared web hosting account from our company, all the obligatory records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature will be created by default. This will happen the moment you add the domain name in , as long as your domain also uses our NS records. A private cryptographic key will be created on our email servers, while a public key will be published to the global Domain Name System automatically using the TXT record. Thus, you will not have to do anything manually and you’ll be able to take advantage of all the benefits of this email authentication system – your messages will reach any target audience without being denied and nobody will be able to send out email messages forging your e-mail addresses. The latter is rather important in case the type of your online presence involves sending periodic offers or newsletters via email to potential and current customers.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you select any of the semi-dedicated servers that we are offering, you’ll be able to use the DKIM option with any domain that you add to your brand new account without any manual setup, as our leading-edge cloud platform will create all the obligatory records automatically, as long as the domain name uses our name servers. The latter is needed for a TXT record to be created for the domain name, as this is how the public key can become available in the global Domain Name System. The private key will also be added automatically to our mail servers, so whenever you send a new email, it will have our system’s digital signature. The number of spam email messages continues to grow every year and very frequently fake email addresses are used, but if you make use of our hosting services, you and your customers or partners will not have to bother about that.