DKIM, which is an abbreviation for DomainKeys Identified Mail, is a validation system, which impedes email addresses from being spoofed and email content from being manipulated. This is done by adding an e-signature to each and every message sent from an address under a certain domain. The signature is generated on the basis of a private cryptographic key that’s available on the outgoing server and it can be validated using a public key, which is available in the global Domain Name System. Thus, any message with altered content or a spoofed sender can be spotted by mail service providers. This technology will strengthen your web security immensely and you will know for sure that any email sent from a business partner, a bank, and so on, is authentic. When you send email messages, the recipient will also know for sure that you are indeed the one who has sent them. Any mail that turns out to be phony may either be labeled as such or may never reach the receiver’s mailbox, depending on how the particular provider has decided to treat such emails.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Website Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality is pre-enabled for all domains that are hosted in a website hosting account on our cloud platform, so you will not have to do anything yourself to enable it. The only requirement is that the particular domain name should be hosted in a website hosting account on our platform using our NS and MX records, so that the email messages will go through our email servers. The private cryptographic key will be created on the server and the TXT resource record, which includes the public key, will be published to the DNS database automatically, so you won’t have to do anything manually on your end in order to enable this option. The DomainKeys Identified Mail email authentication system will allow you to send out trustable e-mail messages, so if you’re sending offers or a newsletter to customers, for instance, your emails will always reach their target destination, whereas unsolicited 3rd parties won’t be able to forge your email addresses.