DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a method for verifying the authenticity of an email message using a digital signature. When DKIM is activated for a certain domain, a public key is published to the global DNS database and a private one is stored on the email server. When a new email message is sent, a signature is issued using the private key and when the email message is received, that signature is verified by the incoming POP3/IMAP server using the public key. In this way, the recipient can easily recognize if the message is authentic or if the sender’s email address has been spoofed. A mismatch 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 ensure that the sent and the delivered emails are identical and that nothing has been added or erased. This authentication system will enhance your email security, as you can validate the legitimacy of the important emails that you receive and your associates can do the same with the messages that you send them. Depending on the particular mail service provider’s policy, a message that fails the examination may be deleted or may appear in the recipient’s mailbox with a warning alert.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Web Hosting
The DomainKeys Identified Mail option is pre-enabled for all domain names that are hosted in a web hosting account on our cloud web hosting platform, so you won’t need 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 e-mails will go through our mail servers. The private key will be created on the server and the TXT resource 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 activate this option. The DKIM validation system will enable you to send out credible e-mails, so if you’re sending a newsletter or offers to clients, for example, your emails will always reach their target audience, whereas unauthorized third parties will not be able to spoof your email addresses.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers
All mandatory DKIM records will be created automatically by our cloud web hosting platform when you add a domain name as hosted in your semi-dedicated server account, so if you decide to order a semi-dedicated server package, you won’t have to configure anything to be able to take advantage of the email validation system. The domain name must use our name servers so that its DNS resource records can be managed by us and provided that this precondition is fulfilled, a private encryption key will be created on our mail servers and a public key will be published to the Domain Name System by a special TXT record. All email addresses that you set up using the domain will be protected by DKIM, which will make it impossible for 3rd parties to forge any address. Both you and your associates or clients can take advantage of this feature, as it will ensure a higher level of protection for your email communication.