DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an authentication system used to prove that an e-mail has been sent by an authenticated mail server or person. An electronic signature is attached to the email’s header by using a private cryptographic key. When the email message is received, a public key that’s available in the global DNS database is used to verify who actually sent it and whether its content has been modified in any way. The prime purpose of DKIM is to hinder the widespread spam and scam emails, 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 or financial institution, for instance, but the signature doesn’t match, you will either not get the message at all, or you’ll get it with a warning notice that most likely it’s not legitimate. It depends on mail service providers what exactly will happen with an email which fails to pass the signature check. DKIM will also give you an added security layer when you communicate with your business partners, for example, since they can see for themselves that all the emails that you send are authentic and haven’t been tampered with on their way.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Hosting
The DomainKeys Identified Mail feature is activated by default for all domains that are hosted in a hosting account on our cloud web hosting platform, so you won’t have to do anything yourself to turn it on. The sole condition is that the given domain name should be hosted in a website hosting account on our platform using our NS and MX resource records, so that the emails will go through our mail servers. The private encryption key will be generated on the server and the TXT resource record, which includes 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 feature. The DomainKeys Identified Mail authentication system will enable you to send trustable e-mail messages, so if you are sending a newsletter or offers to clients, for example, your email messages will always reach their target audience, whereas unsolicited third parties won’t be able to spoof your email addresses.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting
All compulsory DKIM records will be set up automatically by our cloud platform when you add a domain as hosted in your semi-dedicated server account, so if you choose to buy a semi-dedicated server package, you will not need to configure anything to be able to use the email validation system. The domain should use our name servers so that its DNS records can be managed by us and if this prerequisite is met, a private cryptographic key will be generated on our email servers and a public key will be sent to the global DNS database by a special TXT resource record. All addresses that you create using the domain will be protected by DomainKeys Identified Mail, which will make it impossible for third parties to fake any email address. Both you and your colleagues or clients can take advantage of this service, as it will guarantee a higher protection level for your email correspondence.