DKIM, which is an abbreviation for DomainKeys Identified Mail, is an authentication system, which stops email addresses from being forged and email content from being tampered with. This is achieved by adding an e-signature to each and every email sent from an email address under a particular domain name. The signature is issued on the basis of a private encryption key that’s available on the SMTP email server and it can be verified using a public key, which is available in the global Domain Name System. Thus, any email with altered content or a forged sender can be identified by email providers. This method will enhance your web safety markedly and you’ll be sure that any email sent from a business partner, a banking institution, etc., is a legitimate 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 bogus may either be flagged as such or may never enter the recipient’s inbox, depending on how the particular provider has chosen to cope with such messages.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Web Hosting

If you host a domain in a cloud web hosting account from us, all the needed records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality will be set up by default. This will happen the moment you add the domain in the Control Panel’s Hosted Domains section, as long as it also uses our NS resource records. A private cryptographic key will be created on our email servers, while a public key will be sent to the global DNS system automatically by using the TXT record. Thus, you won’t need to do anything manually and you will be able to enjoy all the benefits of this email validation system – your email messages will be sent to any destination without being rejected and no one will be able to send out email messages faking your e-mail addresses. The latter is pretty important if the type of your web presence suggests sending regular offers or newsletters via email to potential and existing clients.