DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email authentication system used to prove that an e-mail has been sent by an authenticated email server or person. An e-signature is attached to the header of the email by using a private encryption key. When the message is received, a public key that’s available in the global Domain Name System is used to check who actually sent it and whether the content has been altered in some way. The chief job of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to hinder the widely spread scam and spam messages, as it makes it impossible to fake an email address. If an email message is sent from an address claiming to belong to your bank, for example, but the signature doesn’t match, you will either not receive the message at all, or you will get it with a notification that most probably it’s not genuine. It depends on email service providers what exactly will happen with an email message that fails to pass the signature test. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also give you an added safety layer when you communicate with your business associates, for instance, since they can see for themselves that all the email messages that you send are authentic and haven’t been tampered with on their way.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Web Hosting
The DomainKeys Identified Mail feature is pre-enabled for all domain names that are hosted in a cloud web hosting account on our cloud hosting platform, so you won’t have to do anything yourself to enable it. The sole condition is that the given domain should be hosted in a website hosting account on our platform using our NS and MX records, so that the emails will go through our email servers. The private key will be created 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 need to do anything manually on your end in order to activate this feature. The DomainKeys Identified Mail email validation system will allow you to send out trustable emails, so if you are sending a newsletter or offers to customers, for example, your emails 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
When you select any of the semi-dedicated servers offered by our company, you will be able to use the DKIM protection service with any domain that you register through your new semi-dedicated server account without any manual intervention, as our top-notch cloud platform will set up all the obligatory records automatically, provided that the domain name uses our name servers. The aforementioned is required for a TXT resource record to be set up for the domain name, as 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 email servers, so anytime you send a new message, it will include our system’s e-signature. The number of unsolicited bulk emails keeps increasing every year and quite frequently counterfeit addresses are used, but if you use our web hosting services, you and your customers or associates won’t need to worry about that.