DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a system for validating the authenticity of an email using an e-signature. When DomainKeys Identified Mail is enabled for a given domain, a public encryption key is published to the global DNS database and a private one is kept on the mail server. When a new message is sent, a signature is issued using the private key and when the email is delivered, that signature is checked by the receiving server using the public key. In this way, the receiver can easily know if the message is legitimate or if the sender’s address has been spoofed. A mismatch will occur if the content of the email message has been edited on its way as well, so DomainKeys Identified Mail can also be used to ensure that the sent and the delivered messages are identical and that nothing has been attached or removed. This authentication system will increase your email safety, since you can confirm the legitimacy of the important emails that you receive and your partners can do the same with the email messages that you send them. Depending on the given mail service provider’s adopted policy, a message that fails to pass the check may be removed or may show up in the receiver’s inbox with a warning flag.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Website Hosting
The DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality is enabled by default for all domain names that are hosted in a shared website hosting account on our cloud hosting platform, so you won’t have to do anything on your end to turn it on. The only condition is that the particular domain should be hosted in a web hosting account on our end using our MX and NS records, so that the e-mails will go through our email servers. The private cryptographic key will be created on the server and the TXT resource record, which includes 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 enable this feature. The DKIM email authentication system will permit you to send trustable email messages, so if you are sending offers or a newsletter to customers, for instance, your emails will always reach their target viewers, while unsolicited third parties will not be able to spoof your email addresses.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting
When you pick any of the Linux semi-dedicated services that we are offering, you will be able to use DomainKeys Identified Mail protection with any domain that you add to your brand-new semi-dedicated hosting account without any manual setup, as our innovative cloud web hosting platform will set up all the mandatory records automatically, provided that the domain uses our name servers. The latter is needed for a TXT resource record to be created for the domain, as this is how the public encryption key can become available in the global DNS system. The private key will also be added automatically to our email servers, so every time you send out a new email, it will have our system’s digital signature. The number of junk emails continues to rise each year and very frequently phony addresses are used, but when you make use of our web hosting services, you and your customers or colleagues won’t have to bother about that.