DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a system for verifying the legitimacy of an email message using an e-signature. When DKIM is activated for a specific domain name, a public cryptographic key is published to the global DNS database and a private one is kept on the email server. If a new email message is sent, a signature is issued using the private key and when the message is delivered, that signature is checked by the incoming POP3/IMAP email server using the public key. Thus, the receiver can easily know if the email is authentic or if the sender’s address has been spoofed. A discrepancy will occur if the content of the email has been modified on its way as well, so DKIM can also be used to make sure that the sent and the received messages are identical and that nothing has been added or removed. This validation system will strengthen your email security, since you can verify the authenticity of the important emails that you get and your colleagues can do the exact same thing with the emails that you send them. Depending on the given email service provider’s policies, an email message that fails to pass the examination may be erased or may end up in the receiver’s inbox with a warning notification.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Website Hosting
The DomainKeys Identified Mail feature is pre-activated for all domain names that are hosted in a website hosting account on our cloud website hosting platform, so you will not need to do anything yourself to activate it. The only condition is that the particular domain name should be hosted in a hosting account on our platform using our NS and MX resource records, so that the emails will go through our email servers. The private cryptographic key will be created on the server and the TXT record, which includes the public key, will be published to the DNS database automatically, so you won’t have to do anything manually on your end in order to enable this option. The DKIM validation system will permit you to send out trustworthy e-mails, so if you’re sending a newsletter or offers to customers, for instance, your email messages will always reach their target audience, whereas unauthorized 3rd parties won’t be able to forge your email addresses.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers
When you select one of the semi-dedicated hosting plans offered by us, you will be able to use DKIM protection with any domain that you add to your brand-new account without any manual intervention, as our outstanding cloud platform will create all the mandatory records automatically, as long as the domain uses our name servers. The latter is required for a TXT resource record to be created for the domain, since this is how the public encryption key can become available in the global Domain Name System. The private key will also be added automatically to our mail servers, so whenever you send a new email message, it will have our platform’s digital signature. The number of spam emails keeps growing every year and quite often phony email addresses are used, but if you use our web hosting services, you and your clients or associates won’t have to bother about that.