DKIM, which is an abbreviation for DomainKeys Identified Mail, is an email authentication system, which stops email addresses from being spoofed and email content from being tampered with. This is achieved by adding an e-signature to each email sent from an email address under a given domain name. The signature is created on the basis of a private cryptographic key that is available on the outgoing server and it can be validated with a public key, which is available in the global DNS database. Thus, any message with altered content or a spoofed sender can be spotted by email providers. This method will strengthen your online safety dramatically and you will know for sure that any email message sent from a business collaborator, a bank, and so on, is genuine. When you send out email messages, the recipient will also be sure that you are indeed the one who has sent them. Any mail that turns out to be fake may either be tagged as such or may never show up in the recipient’s inbox, depending on how the particular provider has decided to cope with such emails.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality is pre-enabled for all domains that are hosted in a shared hosting account on our cloud hosting platform, so you will not need to do anything yourself to enable it. The only condition is that the given domain name should be hosted in a website hosting account on our end using our MX and NS resource records, so that the email messages will go through our email servers. The private encryption key will be generated on the server and the TXT resource record, which includes the public key, will be published to the global Domain Name System automatically, so you won’t have to do anything manually on your end in order to activate this feature. The DomainKeys Identified Mail email authentication system will allow you to send out trustable e-mails, so if you are sending a newsletter or offers to customers, for example, your emails will always reach their target viewers, while unauthorized third parties will not be able to spoof your email addresses.