DKIM, which is short for DomainKeys Identified Mail, is an authentication system, which impedes email headers from being spoofed and email content from being meddled with. This is done by attaching a digital signature to each email message sent from an email address under a specific domain. The signature is issued based on a private cryptographic key that is available on the SMTP email server and it can be verified using a public key, which is available in the global DNS database. In this way, any email with edited content or a spoofed sender can be identified by email service providers. This approach will boost your worldwide web security dramatically and you’ll know for sure that any e-mail sent from a business ally, a banking institution, and so on, is a genuine one. When you send messages, the recipient will also be sure that you are indeed the one who has sent them. Any email that appears to be bogus may either be labeled as such or may never enter the recipient’s mailbox, depending on how the given provider has decided to deal with such email messages.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Web Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail option is enabled by default for all domains that are hosted in a cloud web hosting account on our cloud hosting platform, so you will not have to do anything on your end to turn it on. The only requirement is that the particular domain should be hosted in an account on our end using our MX and NS resource records, so that the emails will go through our email servers. The private encryption key will be generated on the server and the TXT resource record, which contains the public key, will be published to the global Domain Name System automatically, so you will not have to do anything manually on your end in order to activate this option. The DKIM validation system will allow you to send trustable messages, so if you’re sending offers or a newsletter to clients, for instance, your email messages will always reach their target destination, while unsolicited 3rd parties will not be able to spoof your email addresses.