DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email validation system used to check that an email has been sent by an authenticated mail server or individual. A digital signature is added to the email message’s header using a private key. When the email message is received, a public key that is available in the global Domain Name System is used to verify who exactly sent it and whether the content has been modified in any way. The primary purpose of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to hamper the widely spread scam and spam emails, as it makes it impossible to forge an email address. If an email is sent from an address claiming to belong to your bank or financial institution, for example, but the signature doesn’t match, you will either not get the message at all, or you’ll receive it with a warning alert that most probably it’s not legitimate. It depends on mail service providers what exactly will happen with an email message which fails to pass the signature check. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also give you an extra layer of protection when you communicate with your business allies, for instance, since they can see that all the emails that you exchange are authentic and have not been meddled with on their way.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Website Hosting
The DomainKeys Identified Mail option is enabled by default for all domains that are hosted in a website hosting account on our cloud hosting platform, so you won’t need to do anything on your end to activate it. The only requirement is that the given domain should be hosted in an account on our platform using our MX and NS records, so that the e-mails will go through our mail servers. The private cryptographic 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 won’t need to do anything manually on your end in order to activate this option. The DKIM email authentication system will enable you to send out trustworthy email messages, so if you’re sending offers or a newsletter to customers, for example, your emails will always reach their target audience, whereas unsolicited 3rd parties will not be able to spoof your email addresses.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you select one of the Linux semi-dedicated packages that we’re offering, you’ll be able to use the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature with any domain name that you add to your brand-new semi-dedicated account without any manual intervention, as our leading-edge cloud web hosting platform will set up all the required records automatically, provided that the domain uses our name servers. The latter is required for a TXT record to be set up for the domain name, as 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 email servers, so every time you send out a new email, it will include our system’s e-signature. The number of spam messages keeps rising every year and very frequently phony email addresses are used, but when you use our hosting services, you and your customers or colleagues will not have to bother about that.