DKIM, which is an acronym for DomainKeys Identified Mail, is an email authentication system, which hinders email addresses from being forged and email content from being modified. This is done by adding an electronic signature to each and every message sent from an address under a specific domain name. The signature is issued on the basis of a private encryption key that’s available on the outgoing SMTP email server and it can be validated by using a public key, which is available in the global Domain Name System. In this way, any message with changed content or a spoofed sender can be identified by email service providers. This technology will strengthen your worldwide web safety substantially and you’ll be sure that any message sent from a business associate, a bank, etc., is a genuine one. When you send emails, the receiver will also know for sure that you are indeed the one who has sent them. Any mail that turns out to be fraudulent may either be tagged as such or may never end up in the receiver’s inbox, depending on how the particular provider has chosen to handle such messages.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Web Hosting

If you host a domain in a cloud web hosting account with our company, all the mandatory records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature will be created by default. This will happen once you add the domain name in , as long as it also uses our NS records. A private cryptographic key will be created on our email servers, whereas a public key will be added to the Domain Name System automatically using the TXT record. In this way, you will not need to do anything manually and you will be able to make use of all the benefits of this email validation system – your emails will reach any destination without being disallowed and nobody will be able to send out emails forging your e-mail addresses. The latter is pretty important if the nature of your worldwide web presence suggests sending out periodic offers or newsletters via email to prospective and current customers.