DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email validation system used to prove that an email message has been sent by an authenticated individual or mail server. An e-signature is added to the header of the email message using a private cryptographic key. When the email is received, a public key that’s available in the global Domain Name System is used to validate who exactly sent it and if its content has been edited in any way. The essential purpose of DKIM is to hamper the widely spread scam and spam messages, as it makes it impossible to forge an email address. If a message is sent from an email address claiming to belong to your bank, for instance, but the signature doesn’t correspond, you will either not get the email at all, or you will receive it with a warning that most likely it’s not legitimate. It depends on mail service providers what exactly will happen with an email that fails the signature check. DKIM will also provide you with an extra layer of safety when you communicate with your business allies, for example, as they can see that all the e-mail messages that you exchange are legitimate and haven’t been meddled with on their way.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Website Hosting
The DomainKeys Identified Mail option is pre-enabled for all domains that are hosted in a shared website hosting
account on our cloud website hosting platform, so you won’t have to do anything yourself to enable it. The sole condition is that the given domain name should be hosted in a hosting account on our end using our NS and MX records, so that the e-mails will go through our mail servers. The private key will be generated on the server and the TXT resource record, which contains the public key, will be published to the global Domain Name System automatically, so you will not need to do anything manually on your end in order to activate this feature. The DKIM email validation system will enable you to send out trustworthy email messages, so if you’re sending a newsletter or offers to customers, for example, your emails will always reach their target audience, whereas unauthorized 3rd parties will not be able to forge your email addresses.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting
When you pick any of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting
that we’re offering, you’ll be able to use DomainKeys Identified Mail protection with any domain name that you add to your brand new semi-dedicated hosting account without any manual setup, as our top-notch cloud platform will create all the necessary records automatically, as long as the domain uses our name servers. The latter is required for a TXT record to be created for the domain name, since this is how the public encryption key can become available in the global Domain Name System. The private key will also be added automatically to our email servers, so every time you send out a new message, it will carry our system’s e-signature. The number of spam messages continues to rise every year and quite often counterfeit addresses are used, but when you use our hosting services, you and your clients or associates won’t need to worry about that.