DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a method for validating the genuineness of an email by using a digital signature. When DKIM is enabled for a specific domain name, a public key is published to the global DNS database and a private one is kept on the mail server. If a new message is sent, a signature is issued using the private key and when the email is received, the signature is verified by the POP3/IMAP mail server using the public key. Thus, the receiver can easily distinguish if the email message is legitimate or if the sender’s email address has been spoofed. A discrepancy will occur if the content of the email message has been altered in the meantime as well, so DomainKeys Identified Mail can also be used to make sure that the sent and the delivered email messages are identical and that nothing has been attached or erased. This email authentication system will strengthen your email security, since you can verify the genuineness of the important emails that you receive and your partners can do the same with the email messages that you send them. Depending on the particular email provider’s adopted policies, a message that fails the examination may be erased or may reach the receiver’s inbox with a warning alert.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Hosting
The DomainKeys Identified Mail feature is pre-activated for all domains that are hosted in a shared hosting account on our cloud website hosting platform, 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 hosting account on our platform using our MX and NS resource records, so that the e-mails will go through our mail servers. The private encryption key will be generated on the server and the TXT resource record, which includes the public key, will be published to the global 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 allow you to send trustworthy e-mail messages, so if you are sending offers or a newsletter to clients, for example, your emails will always reach their target destination, while unsolicited third parties won’t be able to forge your email addresses.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers
When you select one of the Linux semi-dedicated plans offered by our company, you’ll be able to use the DomainKeys Identified Mail protection service with any domain that you add to your brand new semi-dedicated account without any manual setup, as our innovative cloud hosting platform will set up all the obligatory records automatically, on the condition that the domain uses our name servers. The aforementioned is needed for a TXT resource record to be created for the domain name, since this is how the public encryption key can become available in the global DNS database. The private key will also be added automatically to our mail servers, so every time you send out a new email message, it will include our system’s electronic signature. The number of unsolicited bulk messages continues to rise each year and very often spoofed addresses are used, but when you make use of our hosting services, you and your clients or colleagues will not have to bother about that.