DKIM, which is an abbreviation for DomainKeys Identified Mail, is a validation system, which stops email headers from being spoofed and email content from being meddled with. This is achieved by adding an e-signature to each message sent from an email address under a given domain. The signature is generated on the basis of a private cryptographic key that is available on the SMTP mail server and it can be verified by using a public key, which is available in the global DNS database. Thus, any email with edited content or a forged sender can be identified by email providers. This method will enhance your web safety tremendously and you will know for sure that any message sent from a business partner, a bank, etc., is genuine. 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 fraudulent may either be marked as such or may never enter the receiver’s mailbox, based on how the given provider has chosen to cope with such messages.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Web Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail feature is pre-enabled for all domain names that are hosted in a web hosting account on our cloud website hosting platform, so you will not have to do anything on your end to activate it. The only condition is that the particular domain should be hosted in a website hosting account on our platform using our MX and NS resource records, so that the emails will go through our email servers. The private cryptographic key will be generated on the server and the TXT record, which contains the public key, will be published to the global DNS system automatically, so you won’t have to do anything manually on your end in order to activate this feature. The DKIM email validation system will allow you to send out trustable emails, so if you’re sending offers or a newsletter to customers, for instance, your emails will always reach their target destination, whereas unauthorized third parties will not be able to spoof your email addresses.