DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is a validation system used to prove that an email message has been sent by an authorized person or server. An electronic signature is attached to the message’s header 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 the content has been modified in any way. The essential task of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to hamper the widely spread 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, for instance, but the signature doesn’t correspond, you will either not receive the message at all, or you’ll get it with a warning note that most likely it’s not a genuine one. It depends on email service providers what exactly will happen with an email which fails the signature test. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also give you an extra security layer when you communicate with your business partners, for example, since they can see for themselves that all the e-mail messages that you exchange are genuine and have not been tampered with on their way.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Website Hosting
The DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality is enabled by default for all domains that are hosted in a cloud website hosting account on our cloud website hosting platform, so you will not have to do anything yourself to turn it on. The only condition is that the particular domain should be hosted in a web hosting account on our platform using our MX and NS resource records, so that the emails will go through our mail servers. The private cryptographic key will be created on the server and the TXT record, which includes the public key, will be published to the DNS system automatically, so you won’t have to do anything manually on your end in order to activate this feature. The DomainKeys Identified Mail email authentication system will enable you to send out trustable emails, so if you’re sending a newsletter or offers to customers, for example, your emails will always reach their target audience, while unsolicited 3rd parties will not be able to forge your email addresses.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting
All compulsory DomainKeys Identified Mail records will be created automatically by our cloud web hosting platform when you add a domain as hosted in a semi-dedicated server account, so if you choose to buy a semi-dedicated hosting package, you won’t have to set up anything to be able to take advantage of the email authentication system. The domain must use our name servers so that its DNS resource records can be managed by our company and provided that this condition is fulfilled, a private key will be generated on our mail servers and a public key will be sent to the DNS database by a special TXT record. All 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 address. Both you and your partners or clients can take advantage of this option, since it will ensure a higher safety level for your email communication.