DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email authentication system used to certify that an email message has been sent by an authorized server or individual. An e-signature is added to the email’s header using a private cryptographic key. When the email is received, a public key that is available in the global DNS database is used to validate who exactly sent it and if the content has been edited in some way. The primary function of DKIM is to hamper the widely spread spam and scam 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 or financial institution, for example, but the signature doesn’t match, you will either not get the email message at all, or you’ll receive it with a warning that most probably it’s not a genuine one. It depends on mail service providers what exactly will happen with an email which fails the signature test. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also supply you with an extra layer of security when you communicate with your business allies, for example, since they can see that all the e-mails that you send are genuine and haven’t been modified in the meantime.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Hosting
The DomainKeys Identified Mail option is pre-activated for all domain names that are hosted in a shared hosting account on our cloud hosting platform, so you will not need to do anything on your end to enable it. The only condition is that the given domain name should be hosted in a hosting account on our end using our MX and NS records, so that the emails will go through our mail servers. The private cryptographic 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 need to do anything manually on your end in order to activate this feature. The DKIM validation system will enable you to send out trustable messages, so if you’re sending a newsletter or offers to customers, for instance, your email messages will always reach their target destination, whereas unsolicited 3rd parties will not be able to spoof your email addresses.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting
All required DomainKeys Identified Mail records will be created automatically by our cloud platform when you add a domain as hosted in your semi-dedicated server account, so in case you decide to buy a semi-dedicated server package, you won’t have to set up anything to be able to take advantage of the email authentication system. The domain name must use our name servers so that its DNS resource records can be managed on our end and in case this condition is answered, a private encryption key will be generated on our mail servers and a public key will be added to the global DNS database by a special TXT resource record. All addresses that you create using the domain will be protected by DKIM, which will make it impossible for 3rd parties to spoof any email address. Both you and your partners or customers can take advantage of this service, as it will ensure a higher safety level for your electronic correspondence.