DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a method for checking the genuineness of an email message using an e-signature. When DomainKeys Identified Mail is enabled for a specific domain, a public encryption key is published to the global Domain Name System and a private one is stored on the mail server. If a new email is sent, a signature is issued using the private key and when the message is received, the signature is authenticated by the incoming mail server using the public key. In this way, the receiver can easily discern if the email message is authentic or if the sender’s address has been spoofed. A discrepancy will appear if the content of the email has been altered in the meantime as well, so DKIM can also be used to make sure that the sent and the delivered email messages are identical and that nothing has been attached or deleted. This email authentication system will increase your email security, as you can validate the authenticity of the important emails that you get and your associates can do likewise with the emails that you send them. Based on the given email provider’s adopted policies, an email message that fails the check may be removed or may emerge in the recipient’s inbox with a warning alert.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Website Hosting
The DomainKeys Identified Mail feature is pre-activated for all domains that are hosted in a website hosting account on our cloud web hosting platform, so you won’t need to do anything on your end to activate it. The sole condition is that the given domain should be hosted in a website hosting account on our platform using our MX and NS records, so that the email messages will go through our mail servers. The private key will be generated on the server and the TXT record, which contains the public key, will be published to the global Domain Name System automatically, so you won’t have to do anything manually on your end in order to enable this functionality. The DomainKeys Identified Mail authentication system will enable you to send credible e-mails, so if you are sending a newsletter or offers to customers, for example, your emails will always reach their target viewers, while unsolicited third parties won’t be able to spoof your email addresses.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers
All necessary DomainKeys Identified Mail records will be created automatically by our cloud web hosting platform when you add a domain as hosted in your semi-dedicated server account, so if you choose to purchase a semi-dedicated hosting plan, you won’t need to configure 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 by our company and as long as this requirement is satisfied, a private key will be generated on our email servers and a public key will be added to the DNS database by a special TXT record. All email addresses that you set up with the domain name will be protected by DKIM, which will make it impossible for 3rd parties to fake any email address. Both you and your colleagues or customers can benefit from this feature, since it will guarantee a higher safety level for your electronic communication.