DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is a validation system used to check that an email has been sent by an authorized server or person. An electronic signature is attached to the email message’s header using a private cryptographic key. When the email message is received, a public key that is available in the global DNS database is used to confirm who actually sent it and whether the content has been edited in some way. The prime task of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to hamper the widespread scam and spam messages, as it makes it impossible to fake an email address. If an email is sent from an address claiming to belong to your bank or financial institution, for instance, but the signature does not match, you will either not get the message at all, or you’ll get it with a warning notification that most likely it’s not legitimate. It depends on mail service providers what exactly will happen with an email message that fails the signature examination. DKIM will also provide you with an additional security layer when you communicate with your business partners, for instance, as they can see for themselves that all the e-mail messages that you send are legitimate and haven’t been modified on their way.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Website Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail feature is pre-activated for all domains that are hosted in a website hosting account on our cloud hosting platform, so you won’t need to do anything on your end to activate it. The sole condition is that the given domain name should be hosted in a website hosting account on our platform using our MX and NS records, so that the emails will go through our mail 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 won’t have to do anything manually on your end in order to activate this option. The DKIM email validation system will enable you to send out trustworthy emails, so if you’re sending a newsletter or offers to clients, for instance, your email messages will always reach their target destination, whereas unsolicited third parties won’t be able to forge your email addresses.