DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email validation system used to certify that an email has been sent by an authenticated server or individual. A digital signature is added to the header of the message by using a private key. When the email message is received, a public key that is available in the global DNS database is used to validate who actually sent it and whether the content has been edited in any way. The essential job of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to avert the widespread spam and scam messages, as it makes it impossible to fake an email address. If a message is sent from an address claiming to belong to your bank, for instance, but the signature does not correspond, you will either not receive the email at all, or you’ll receive it with a warning notification that most likely it is not genuine. It depends on email providers what exactly will happen with an email which fails the signature test. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also give you an extra safety layer when you communicate with your business partners, for example, since they can see for themselves that all the e-mail messages that you send are genuine and have not been manipulated on their way.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality is pre-enabled for all domain names that are hosted in a cloud hosting account on our cloud servers, so you will not have to do anything yourself to enable it. The sole requirement is that the particular domain should be hosted in an account on our end using our NS and MX records, so that the e-mail messages will go through our mail 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 DNS database automatically, so you will not have to do anything manually on your end in order to activate this option. The DKIM email validation system will enable you to send credible e-mail messages, so if you’re sending offers or a newsletter to customers, for example, your emails will always reach their target viewers, whereas unsolicited 3rd parties won’t be able to spoof your email addresses.