DKIM, which is short for DomainKeys Identified Mail, is an authentication system, which stops email headers from being spoofed and email content from being modified. This is done by adding an electronic signature to each message sent from an email address under a specific domain name. The signature is issued based on a private cryptographic key that’s available on the outgoing SMTP email server and it can be validated with a public key, which is available in the global DNS database. Thus, any message with modified content or a forged sender can be identified by email service providers. This approach will heighten your worldwide web safety noticeably and you will know for sure that any email message sent from a business ally, a banking institution, etc., is legitimate. When you send out emails, the recipient will also know for sure that you are indeed the one who has sent them. Any mail that appears to be fake may either be marked as such or may never reach the receiver’s inbox, depending on how the given provider has decided to treat such messages.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Web Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail feature is enabled by default for all domain names that are hosted in a cloud web hosting account on our cloud hosting platform, so you will not have to do anything yourself to enable it. The sole condition is that the given domain should be hosted in an account on our platform using our MX and NS resource records, so that the email messages will go through our mail servers. The private cryptographic key will be created on the server and the TXT record, which contains the public key, will be published to the DNS system automatically, so you won’t need to do anything manually on your end in order to enable this feature. The DomainKeys Identified Mail email authentication system will allow you to send trustable email messages, so if you’re sending offers or a newsletter to customers, for example, your email messages will always reach their target audience, whereas unsolicited third parties will not be able to forge your email addresses.