DKIM, which is an abbreviation for DomainKeys Identified Mail, is a validation system, which blocks email addresses from being spoofed and email content from being tampered with. This is achieved by attaching a digital signature to each message sent from an address under a specific domain. The signature is generated on the basis of a private cryptographic key that is available on the outgoing SMTP email server and it can be validated with a public key, which is available in the global DNS database. Thus, any message with modified content or a spoofed sender can be spotted by email providers. This method will strengthen your worldwide web security enormously and you will know for sure that any message sent from a business ally, a bank, etc., is a legitimate one. When you send emails, the receiver will also be sure that you are indeed the one who has sent them. Any email that turns out to be fake may either be marked as such or may never enter the receiver’s inbox, based on how the given provider has chosen to treat such emails.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Website Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail feature is pre-enabled for all domains that are hosted in a shared website hosting account on our cloud platform, so you will not need to do anything yourself to turn it on. The only condition is that the particular domain should be hosted in a website hosting account on our end using our MX and NS resource records, so that the e-mail messages will go through our mail servers. The private encryption 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 enable this feature. The DKIM email authentication system will enable you to send trustworthy messages, so if you are sending offers or a newsletter to customers, for instance, your email messages will always reach their target destination, whereas unsolicited third parties will not be able to spoof your email addresses.