DKIM, which is an acronym for DomainKeys Identified Mail, is an authentication system, which blocks email addresses from being spoofed and email content from being modified. This is achieved by adding an e-signature to each email sent from an address under a certain domain name. The signature is created on the basis of a private encryption key that is available on the outgoing SMTP email server and it can be verified using a public key, which is available in the global DNS database. In this way, any message with altered content or a spoofed sender can be recognized by mail service providers. This technology will increase your worldwide web safety substantially and you’ll be sure that any e-mail sent from a business partner, a banking institution, etc., is genuine. When you send out email messages, the recipient will also know for sure that you are indeed the one who has sent them. Any email message that appears to be counterfeit may either be flagged as such or may never enter the receiver’s mailbox, based on how the given provider has chosen to handle such emails.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Hosting

In case you host a domain in a cloud hosting account with our company, all the obligatory records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail option will be added by default. This will happen as soon as you add the domain name in the Control Panel’s Hosted Domains section, on the condition that it also uses our NS resource records. A private encryption key will be created on our email servers, while a public key will be published to the DNS database automatically by using the TXT record. In this way, you will not have to do anything manually and you will be able to take advantage of all the benefits of this validation system – your emails will be sent to any audience without being denied and no one will be able to send out emails faking your email addresses. The latter is pretty important if the essence of your web presence suggests sending out periodic newsletters or offers via email to prospective and existing customers.