DKIM, which is an abbreviation for DomainKeys Identified Mail, is an email authentication system, which prevents email headers from being spoofed and email content from being modified. This is achieved by attaching an electronic signature to every email sent from an email address under a specific domain name. The signature is generated on the basis of a private encryption key that is available on the outbound mail server and it can be verified using a public key, which is available in the global DNS database. Thus, any message with altered content or a spoofed sender can be spotted by mail service providers. This technology will strengthen your web safety substantially and you’ll be sure that any email sent from a business associate, a bank, etc., is legitimate. When you send email messages, the receiver will also know for sure that you are indeed the one who has sent them. Any email message that appears to be bogus may either be tagged as such or may never appear in the receiver’s inbox, depending on how the given provider has chosen to handle such email messages.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail feature is enabled by default for all domains that are hosted in a shared hosting account on our cloud web hosting platform, so you will not have to do anything on your end to enable it. The sole condition is that the particular domain name should be hosted in an account on our platform using our MX and NS resource records, so that the e-mail messages will go through our email servers. The private key will be created on the server and the TXT record, which includes the public key, will be published to the global DNS system automatically, so you will not need to do anything manually on your end in order to activate this functionality. The DKIM email validation system will permit you to send out credible e-mail messages, so if you are sending a newsletter or offers to clients, for instance, your emails will always reach their target destination, while unsolicited third parties will not be able to forge your email addresses.