DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is a validation system used to confirm that an e-mail has been sent by an authorized email server or individual. An electronic signature is attached to the header of the email by using a private key. When the email is received, a public key that is available in the global DNS database is used to validate who actually sent it and if the content has been modified in any way. The prime task of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to avert the widespread scam and spam messages, as it makes it impossible to forge an email address. If an email message is sent from an email address claiming to belong to your bank, for instance, but the signature does not match, you will either not receive the email at all, or you will get it with a warning notification that most probably it’s not authentic. It depends on mail service providers what exactly will happen with an email message which fails the signature check. DKIM will also offer you an extra protection layer when you communicate with your business partners, for example, since they can see for themselves that all the e-mail messages that you send are genuine and have not been meddled with on their way.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Hosting
The DomainKeys Identified Mail feature is pre-activated for all domains that are hosted in a shared hosting account on our cloud hosting platform, so you won’t need to do anything on your end to activate it. The sole requirement is that the given domain name should be hosted in an account on our end using our NS and MX resource records, so that the emails will go through our email servers. The private key will be created on the server and the TXT record, which contains the public key, will be published to the DNS system automatically, so you will not have to do anything manually on your end in order to activate this option. The DomainKeys Identified Mail validation system will enable you to send trustworthy e-mails, so if you’re sending a newsletter or offers to customers, for instance, your email messages will always reach their target viewers, whereas unsolicited third parties will not be able to spoof your email addresses.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting
All obligatory DKIM records will be set up automatically by our cloud hosting platform when you add a domain as hosted in a semi-dedicated server account, so if you choose to buy a semi-dedicated hosting package, you will not have to set up anything to be able to use the email authentication system. The domain name should use our name servers in order for its DNS records to be managed on our end and if this precondition is satisfied, a private encryption key will be created on our mail servers and a public key will be sent to the Domain Name System by a special TXT record. All email addresses that you create using the domain will be protected by DKIM, which will make it impossible for third parties to forge any email address. Both you and your colleagues or clients can take advantage of this option, since it will guarantee a higher safety level for your email correspondence.