DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a system for confirming the genuineness of an email message using an e-signature. When DomainKeys Identified Mail is enabled for a particular domain name, a public key is published to the global Domain Name System and a private one is stored on the email server. When a new email is sent, a signature is generated using the private key and when the email message is received, the signature is checked by the incoming mail server using the public key. Thus, the recipient can easily tell if the message is legitimate or if the sender’s email address has been forged. A discrepancy will occur if the content of the email has been changed in the meantime as well, so DKIM can also be used to make sure that the sent and the received messages are identical and that nothing has been attached or erased. This email authentication system will enhance your email safety, as you can confirm the genuineness of the important emails that you receive and your associates can do the exact same thing with the messages that you send them. Based on the particular email service provider’s policy, a message that fails to pass the examination may be erased or may emerge in the receiver’s inbox with a warning.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Website Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality is enabled by default for all domains that are hosted in a shared website hosting account on our cloud platform, so you will not need to do anything yourself to enable it. The sole requirement is that the particular domain should be hosted in a web 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 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 functionality. The DKIM authentication system will allow you to send trustable e-mails, so if you’re sending offers or a newsletter to clients, for instance, your email messages will always reach their target destination, whereas unauthorized third parties will not be able to forge your email addresses.