DKIM, which is short for DomainKeys Identified Mail, is an authentication system, which hinders email addresses from being spoofed and email content from being meddled with. This is achieved by adding a digital signature to every email sent from an address under a given domain name. The signature is generated on the basis of a private cryptographic key that is available on the sending server and it can be validated using a public key, which is available in the global DNS database. Thus, any email message with changed content or a spoofed sender can be recognized by email providers. This method will enhance your online security noticeably and you will know for sure that any e-mail sent from a business associate, a bank, and so on, is legitimate. When you send emails, the receiver will also know for sure that you are indeed the one who has sent them. Any email that turns out to be fake may either be flagged as such or may never reach the recipient’s inbox, based on how the given provider has chosen to treat such email messages.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Website Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail feature is pre-activated for all domain names that are hosted in a shared website hosting account on our cloud servers, so you won’t need to do anything yourself to activate it. The sole condition is that the particular domain should be hosted in a hosting account on our platform using our MX and NS resource records, so that the email messages will go through our email servers. The private key will be created on the server and the TXT resource record, which includes the public key, will be published to the global DNS database automatically, so you will not need to do anything manually on your end in order to enable this feature. The DKIM email authentication system will enable you to send out trustable messages, so if you’re sending a newsletter or offers to clients, for example, your emails will always reach their target viewers, whereas unsolicited 3rd parties will not be able to spoof your email addresses.