DKIM, which is an acronym for DomainKeys Identified Mail, is an email authentication system, which blocks email addresses from being forged and email content from being manipulated. This is achieved by adding a digital signature to each and every message sent from an address under a particular domain. The signature is created based on a private key that is available on the outbound email server and it can be verified with a public key, which is available in the global DNS database. In this way, any email message with changed content or a spoofed sender can be spotted by mail service providers. This method will strengthen your worldwide web safety considerably and you will be sure that any e-mail message sent from a business collaborator, a bank, etc., is an authentic one. When you send out emails, the receiver will also know for sure that you are indeed the one who has sent them. Any mail that appears to be forged may either be labeled as such or may never appear in the receiver’s inbox, depending on how the given provider has decided to handle such email messages.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Website Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail option is pre-enabled for all domains that are hosted in a shared website hosting account on our cloud platform, so you won’t need to do anything yourself to enable it. The sole condition is that the given domain should be hosted in a web hosting account on our end using our MX and NS records, so that the e-mails will go through our email 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 won’t need to do anything manually on your end in order to enable this functionality. The DKIM email authentication system will enable you to send out credible emails, so if you’re sending a newsletter or offers to customers, for example, your email messages will always reach their target destination, whereas unauthorized 3rd parties won’t be able to forge your email addresses.