DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an authentication system used to prove that an email has been sent by an authenticated mail server or individual. An e-signature is attached to the email’s header by using a private cryptographic key. When the email is received, a public key that’s available in the global DNS database is used to validate who exactly sent it and whether its content has been modified in any way. The essential task of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to avert the widespread spam and scam messages, as it makes it impossible to fake an email address. If a message is sent from an email address claiming to belong to your bank, for example, but the signature does not correspond, you will either not get the message at all, or you will get it with a warning notice that most probably it’s not a legitimate one. It depends on mail service providers what exactly will happen with an email which fails the signature test. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also provide you with an extra layer of security when you communicate with your business partners, for example, since they can see that all the emails that you exchange are authentic and haven’t been meddled with on their way.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Web Hosting
The DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality is pre-enabled for all domains that are hosted in a web hosting account on our cloud web hosting platform, so you won’t need to do anything on your end to activate it. The only condition is that the particular domain name should be hosted in a hosting account on our end using our NS and MX resource records, so that the e-mails will go through our mail servers. The private key will be generated 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 activate this feature. The DKIM validation system will allow you to send trustworthy email messages, so if you’re sending offers or a newsletter to clients, for example, your email messages will always reach their target audience, while unauthorized 3rd parties will not be able to forge your email addresses.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting
All mandatory DomainKeys Identified Mail records will be set up automatically by our cloud web hosting platform when you add a domain name as hosted in a semi-dedicated server account, so in case you decide to purchase a semi-dedicated server package, you won’t need to configure anything to be able to take advantage of the email validation system. The domain name must use our name servers in order for its DNS resource records to be managed by us and provided that this prerequisite is matched, a private key will be created on our mail servers and a public key will be sent to the global DNS system by a special TXT record. All email addresses that you create using the domain will be protected by DomainKeys Identified Mail, which will make it impossible for third parties to forge any email address. Both you and your partners or clients can benefit from this feature, as it will ensure a higher level of protection for your online communication.