DKIM, which is an abbreviation for DomainKeys Identified Mail, is an email validation system, which blocks email addresses from being spoofed and email content from being modified. This is achieved by adding an e-signature to each email sent from an email address under a given domain. The signature is generated based on a private key that is available on the sending server and it can be verified with a public key, which is available in the global DNS database. Thus, any email with altered content or a forged sender can be identified by email service providers. This approach will strengthen your web security tremendously and you’ll be sure that any e-mail sent from a business ally, a banking institution, etc., is genuine. When you send out email messages, the recipient will also be sure that you are indeed the one who has sent them. Any mail that turns out to be bogus may either be tagged as such or may never enter the receiver’s inbox, based on how the given provider has decided to treat such emails.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Hosting

In case you host a domain in a cloud hosting account from us, all the compulsory records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature will be set up by default. This will happen as soon as you add the domain name in the Control Panel’s Hosted Domains section, provided that your domain also uses our NS records. A private cryptographic key will be created on our mail servers, while a public key will be added to the global DNS system automatically by using the TXT record. Thus, you will not need to do anything manually and you’ll be able to take advantage of all the benefits of this 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 rather important if the type of your worldwide web presence involves sending out regular offers or newsletters via email to potential and existing customers.