DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is a validation system used to confirm that an email has been sent by an authorized person or server. An e-signature is added to the email’s header by using a private key. When the message is received, a public key that is available in the global DNS database is used to check who actually sent it and whether its content has been modified in any way. The principal job of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to avert the widespread scam and spam emails, as it makes it impossible to fake an email address. If an email is sent from an address claiming to belong to your bank or financial institution, for example, but the signature doesn’t match, you will either not get the message at all, or you’ll receive it with a warning notice 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 examination. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also give you an extra protection layer when you communicate with your business allies, for instance, as they can see that all the e-mail messages that you exchange are authentic and have not been tampered with on their way.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Web Hosting
The DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality is enabled by default for all domains that are hosted in a shared web hosting
account on our cloud servers, so you will not have to do anything on your end to enable it. The only requirement is that the given domain name should be hosted in a website hosting account on our end using our MX and NS records, so that the emails will go through our mail servers. The private encryption key will be created on the server and the TXT record, which includes the public key, will be published to the global DNS database automatically, so you will not need to do anything manually on your end in order to enable this functionality. The DomainKeys Identified Mail email validation system will enable you to send out trustworthy email messages, so if you are sending a newsletter or offers to clients, 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 Servers
All compulsory DKIM records will be created automatically by our cloud web hosting platform when you add a domain name as hosted in your semi-dedicated server
account, so in case you choose to order a semi-dedicated hosting package, you will not have to set up anything to be able to use the email validation system. The domain should use our name servers so that its DNS resource records can be managed by our company and if this precondition is met, a private key will be generated on our mail servers and a public key will be added to the global DNS system by a special TXT resource record. All email addresses that you create using the domain name will be protected by DomainKeys Identified Mail, which will make it impossible for 3rd parties to spoof any email address. Both you and your colleagues or clients can benefit from this functionality, as it will ensure a higher level of security for your email correspondence.