DKIM, which is short for DomainKeys Identified Mail, is an email validation system, which blocks email addresses from being forged and email content from being modified. This is done by adding a digital signature to each email sent from an address under a certain domain name. The signature is created on the basis of a private key that is available on the SMTP server and it can be verified with a public key, which is available in the global Domain Name System. In this way, any email with edited content or a spoofed sender can be spotted by mail service providers. This method will increase your worldwide web safety dramatically and you’ll be sure that any email sent from a business partner, a bank, etc., is a genuine one. When you send out emails, the receiver will also be sure that you are indeed the one who has sent them. Any email message that appears to be bogus may either be flagged as such or may never enter the recipient’s inbox, depending on how the particular provider has decided to deal with such messages.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Website Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail feature is pre-activated for all domains that are hosted in a shared website hosting account on our cloud web hosting platform, so you will not need to do anything yourself to turn it on. The only requirement is that the particular domain name should be hosted in a website hosting account on our end using our MX and NS resource records, so that the emails will go through our mail servers. The private key will be generated on the server and the TXT resource record, which includes the public key, will be published to the global DNS system automatically, so you will not need to do anything manually on your end in order to enable this feature. The DKIM validation system will enable you to send trustable e-mails, so if you’re sending a newsletter or offers to customers, for instance, your email messages will always reach their target viewers, whereas unauthorized third parties will not be able to spoof your email addresses.