DKIM, which is short for DomainKeys Identified Mail, is an email validation system, which prevents email headers from being forged and email content from being meddled with. This is achieved by attaching an electronic signature to each and every email sent from an address under a certain domain name. The signature is issued based on a private cryptographic key that’s available on the SMTP server and it can be validated with a public key, which is available in the global DNS database. In this way, any email message with altered content or a spoofed sender can be recognized by email providers. This method will boost your web safety significantly and you will be sure that any email message sent from a business associate, a banking institution, and so on, is legitimate. When you send out 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 labeled as such or may never end up in the recipient’s inbox, based on how the given provider has decided to handle such messages.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail feature is pre-enabled for all domains that are hosted in a cloud hosting account on our cloud web hosting platform, so you won’t need to do anything on your end to enable it. The sole condition is that the given domain name should be hosted in a hosting account on our end using our NS and MX resource records, so that the e-mails will go through our email servers. The private encryption key will be generated on the server and the TXT record, which includes the public key, will be published to the global DNS database automatically, so you will not have to do anything manually on your end in order to enable this feature. The DKIM email validation system will enable you to send trustworthy e-mail messages, so if you are sending a newsletter or offers to customers, for instance, your email messages will always reach their target viewers, whereas unsolicited 3rd parties will not be able to forge your email addresses.