DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is a validation system used to check that an email has been sent by an authenticated email server or person. A digital signature is attached to the header of the email by using a private key. When the message is received, a public key that’s available in the global DNS database is used to confirm who exactly sent it and whether its content has been altered in some way. The fundamental job of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to hamper the widespread scam and spam emails, as it makes it impossible to fake an email address. If an email is sent from an email address claiming to belong to your bank or financial institution, for instance, but the signature doesn’t correspond, you will either not receive the message at all, or you’ll receive it with a warning that most likely it is not a legitimate one. It depends on email providers what exactly will happen with an email that fails to pass the signature check. DKIM will also give you an added layer of security when you communicate with your business allies, for example, as they can see that all the messages that you send are authentic and haven’t been manipulated in the meantime.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Website Hosting
The DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality is pre-activated for all domain names that are hosted in a website hosting account on our cloud website hosting platform, so you won’t have to do anything on your end to enable it. The sole requirement is that the given domain should be hosted in a hosting account on our platform using our NS and MX resource records, so that the e-mail messages will go through our email servers. The private encryption key will be created on the server and the TXT record, which contains the public key, will be published to the Domain Name System automatically, so you won’t have to do anything manually on your end in order to enable this option. The DomainKeys Identified Mail email validation system will permit you to send out credible e-mails, so if you are sending offers or a newsletter to customers, for instance, your emails will always reach their target audience, while unauthorized 3rd parties will not be able to forge your email addresses.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting
All mandatory DomainKeys Identified Mail records will be created automatically by our cloud platform when you add a domain as hosted in a semi-dedicated server account, so in case you decide to get a semi-dedicated server plan, you will not need to configure anything to be able to take advantage of the email authentication system. The domain should use our name servers so that its DNS resource records can be managed by our company and if this condition is matched, a private key will be generated on our email servers and a public key will be sent to the DNS system by a special TXT record. All email addresses that you create with the domain will be protected by DomainKeys Identified Mail, which will make it impossible for third parties to forge any email address. Both you and your associates or customers can take advantage of this option, since it will ensure a much higher protection level for your electronic correspondence.