DKIM, which is an acronym for DomainKeys Identified Mail, is an email authentication system, which impedes email addresses from being spoofed and email content from being tampered with. This is done by attaching an electronic signature to each and every message sent from an email address under a specific domain name. The signature is generated based on a private cryptographic key that’s available on the outbound mail server and it can be verified by using a public key, which is available in the global DNS database. Thus, any email with modified content or a spoofed sender can be spotted by mail service providers. This method will increase your worldwide web security greatly and you will be sure that any email message sent from a business partner, a bank, etc., is genuine. When you send out messages, the receiver will also be sure that you are indeed the one who has sent them. Any email that turns out to be phony may either be marked as such or may never enter the recipient’s inbox, depending on how the given provider has chosen to cope with such messages.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Hosting

The DomainKeys Identified Mail feature is enabled by default for all domain names that are hosted in a cloud hosting account on our cloud platform, so you will not need to do anything on your end to enable it. The only requirement is that the given domain name should be hosted in a hosting account on our end using our MX and NS 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 contains the public key, will be published to the global Domain Name System automatically, so you will not need to do anything manually on your end in order to enable this option. The DomainKeys Identified Mail authentication system will permit you to send credible e-mail messages, so if you are sending offers or a newsletter to customers, for instance, your emails will always reach their target audience, whereas unauthorized third parties won’t be able to spoof your email addresses.