DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a method for verifying the genuineness of an email by using an e-signature. When DomainKeys Identified Mail is enabled for a certain domain name, a public encryption key is published to the global DNS database and a private one is stored on the email server. When a new message is sent, a signature is issued using the private key and when the email message is delivered, the signature is verified by the incoming email server using the public key. Thus, the recipient can easily tell if the email message is genuine or if the sender’s email address has been forged. A mismatch will occur if the content of the email message has been altered on its way as well, so DKIM can also be used to make sure that the sent and the received messages are identical and that nothing has been added or erased. This validation system will heighten your email safety, as you can verify the legitimacy of the important emails that you get and your partners can do the same with the messages that you send them. Based on the given email provider’s policies, an email that fails to pass the test may be removed or may enter the recipient’s mailbox with a warning flag.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Website Hosting
The DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality is activated by default for all domain names that are hosted in a shared website hosting
account on our cloud platform, so you won’t have to do anything yourself to enable it. The only condition is that the particular domain should be hosted in a hosting account on our end using our MX and NS resource records, so that the email messages will go through our email servers. The private key will be generated on the server and the TXT record, which contains the public key, will be published to the DNS database automatically, so you won’t need to do anything manually on your end in order to enable this option. The DomainKeys Identified Mail email authentication system will permit you to send out credible messages, so if you’re sending a newsletter or offers to clients, for example, your emails will always reach their target audience, whereas unsolicited 3rd parties will not be able to spoof your email addresses.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you choose any of the semi-dedicated plans
that we are offering, you will be able to use the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature with any domain that you add to your brand-new semi-dedicated hosting account without any manual setup, as our advanced cloud hosting platform will create all the necessary records automatically, provided that the domain uses our name servers. The aforementioned is required for a TXT record to be set up for the domain name, as this is how the public key can become available in the global DNS system. The private key will also be added automatically to our email servers, so anytime you send a new email, it will carry our platform’s e-signature. The number of spam email messages keeps rising each year and very frequently spoofed email addresses are used, but when you make use of our web hosting services, you and your clients or colleagues won’t have to bother about that.