DKIM, which is an abbreviation for DomainKeys Identified Mail, is an email authentication system, which impedes email addresses from being spoofed and email content from being manipulated. This is achieved by adding an electronic signature to every email sent from an address under a particular domain name. The signature is published based on a private key that is available on the outgoing SMTP server and it can be validated using a public key, which is available in the global DNS database. Thus, any message with edited content or a forged sender can be recognized by email providers. This method will heighten your web safety considerably and you’ll be sure that any message sent from a business ally, a banking institution, and so on, is an authentic one. When you send out messages, the recipient will also be sure that you are indeed the one who has sent them. Any email that appears to be phony may either be tagged as such or may never appear in the receiver’s mailbox, based on how the given provider has decided to handle such messages.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality is activated by default for all domains that are hosted in a shared hosting account on our cloud web hosting platform, so you will not need to do anything yourself to activate it. The sole requirement is that the given domain should be hosted in a web hosting account on our end using our MX and NS resource records, so that the e-mail 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 Domain Name System automatically, so you won’t need to do anything manually on your end in order to activate this option. The DKIM email validation system will enable you to send out credible e-mail messages, so if you’re sending a newsletter or offers to customers, for instance, your emails will always reach their target audience, whereas unauthorized third parties won’t be able to forge your email addresses.