DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is a validation system used to prove that an email message has been sent by an authorized person or email server. A digital signature is added to the header of the email message using a private cryptographic key. When the email message is received, a public key that is available in the global DNS database is used to confirm who actually sent it and whether the content has been altered in some way. The essential function of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to obstruct the widely spread spam and scam email messages, as it makes it impossible to fake an email address. If an email message is sent from an address claiming to belong to your bank, 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 genuine. It depends on email service providers what exactly will happen with an email which fails to pass the signature test. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also offer you an extra security layer when you communicate with your business partners, for example, as they can see that all the messages that you send are genuine and haven’t been manipulated in the meantime.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Website Hosting
The DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality is pre-activated for all domain names that are hosted in a shared website hosting account on our cloud servers, so you will not need to do anything yourself to activate it. The only condition is that the particular domain name should be hosted in a web hosting account on our end using our NS and MX resource records, so that the e-mail messages will go through our email servers. The private cryptographic key will be created on the server and the TXT resource record, which contains the public key, will be published to the global DNS system automatically, so you won’t have to do anything manually on your end in order to enable this feature. The DomainKeys Identified Mail validation system will enable you to send trustable emails, so if you’re sending a newsletter or offers to clients, for instance, your emails will always reach their target destination, whereas unauthorized 3rd parties won’t be able to spoof your email addresses.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting
All needed DKIM records will be set up automatically by our cloud platform when you add a domain as hosted in a semi-dedicated server account, so if you choose to purchase a semi-dedicated hosting plan, you will not have to configure anything to be able to use the email authentication system. The domain should use our name servers so that its DNS resource records can be managed by our company and in case this prerequisite is satisfied, a private cryptographic key will be generated on our email servers and a public key will be published to the global Domain Name System by a special TXT record. All addresses that you create using the domain name will be protected by DomainKeys Identified Mail, which will make it impossible for 3rd parties to forge any email address. Both you and your associates or customers can take advantage of this functionality, since it will guarantee a much higher level of protection for your online correspondence.