DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a method for confirming the authenticity of an email using a digital signature. When DKIM is activated for a given domain, a public encryption key is published to the global DNS system and a private one is kept on the email server. When a new message is sent, a signature is generated using the private key and when the email message is delivered, the signature is validated by the incoming email server using the public key. In this way, the recipient can easily recognize if the message is genuine or if the sender’s address has been spoofed. A discrepancy will appear if the content of the email has been modified in the meantime as well, so DKIM can also be used to make sure that the sent and the delivered emails are identical and that nothing has been attached or removed. This validation system will strengthen your email safety, as you can verify the genuineness of the important email messages that you receive and your partners can do the exact same thing with the email messages that you send them. Depending on the particular email service provider’s policies, a message that fails to pass the check may be erased or may enter the recipient’s mailbox with a warning.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Hosting
The DomainKeys Identified Mail option is activated by default for all domain names that are hosted in a cloud hosting account on our cloud website hosting platform, so you will not need to do anything yourself to turn it on. The only requirement is that the particular domain name should be hosted in a web hosting account on our platform using our NS and MX 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 includes the public key, will be published to the DNS system automatically, so you won’t need to do anything manually on your end in order to activate this functionality. The DKIM email validation system will permit you to send trustable messages, so if you’re sending offers or a newsletter to customers, for example, your emails will always reach their target viewers, while unauthorized 3rd parties will not be able to forge your email addresses.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting
When you pick any of the semi-dedicated hosting services offered by us, you’ll be able to use DomainKeys Identified Mail protection with any domain name that you register through your brand new semi-dedicated server account without any manual setup, as our cutting-edge cloud platform will create all the mandatory records automatically, provided that the domain name uses our name servers. The aforementioned is needed for a TXT record to be created for the domain name, as this is how the public cryptographic key can become available in the global DNS system. The private key will also be added automatically to our mail servers, so every time you send a new email, it will include our platform’s digital signature. The number of unsolicited bulk messages continues to rise every year and quite often false email addresses are used, but when you make use of our hosting services, you and your customers or partners will not have to bother about that.