DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a method for validating the authenticity of an email message by using an electronic signature. When DKIM is enabled for a specific domain, a public encryption key is published to the global DNS system and a private one is stored on the mail server. If a new message is sent, a signature is issued using the private key and when the email is delivered, that signature is ‘scanned’ by the incoming mail server using the public key. In this way, the recipient can easily discern if the email message is legitimate or if the sender’s email address has been spoofed. A mismatch will appear if the content of the email has been altered in the meantime as well, so DomainKeys Identified Mail can also be used to make sure that the sent and the received messages are identical and that nothing has been attached or removed. This validation system will strengthen your email security, since you can confirm the authenticity of the important emails that you receive and your partners can do likewise with the emails that you send them. Based on the particular email provider’s policy, an email message that fails to pass the check may be removed or may reach the receiver’s inbox with a warning symbol.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Hosting
The DomainKeys Identified Mail feature is activated by default for all domain names that are hosted in a shared hosting account on our cloud hosting platform, so you will not have to do anything on your end to activate it. The only requirement is that the given domain name should be hosted in a web hosting account on our platform using our NS and MX records, so that the email messages will go through our email servers. The private key will be created on the server and the TXT resource record, which contains the public key, will be published to the DNS system automatically, so you will not need to do anything manually on your end in order to activate this option. The DomainKeys Identified Mail authentication system will enable you to send out credible emails, so if you are sending offers or a newsletter to clients, for example, your email messages will always reach their target destination, while unsolicited 3rd parties will not be able to spoof your email addresses.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting
All mandatory DKIM records will be created automatically by our cloud web hosting platform when you add a domain as hosted in your semi-dedicated server account, so in case you decide to buy a semi-dedicated package, you will not have to set up anything to be able to take advantage of the email validation system. The domain must use our name servers in order for its DNS resource records to be managed by our company and provided that this precondition is met, a private key will be created on our mail servers and a public key will be added to the DNS database by a special TXT resource record. All email addresses that you set up using the domain will be protected by DKIM, which will make it impossible for 3rd parties to fake any email address. Both you and your associates or customers can benefit from this service, as it will ensure a higher safety level for your e-communication.