DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a system for checking the authenticity of an email message by using an electronic signature. When DomainKeys Identified Mail is activated for a particular domain name, a public encryption key is published to the global DNS system and a private one is kept on the email server. When a new email is sent, a signature is generated using the private key and when the message is received, that signature is checked by the POP3/IMAP mail server using the public key. Thus, the receiver can easily recognize if the email is legitimate or if the sender’s address has been forged. A discrepancy will occur if the content of the email message has been changed on its way as well, so DKIM can also be used to make sure that the sent and the delivered email messages are identical and that nothing has been attached or deleted. This email authentication system will increase your email safety, as you can verify the legitimacy of the important emails that you receive and your associates can do the same with the email messages that you send them. Depending on the particular email provider’s adopted policy, a message that fails the examination may be removed or may reach the receiver’s mailbox with a warning sign.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Web Hosting
The DomainKeys Identified Mail option is pre-activated for all domains that are hosted in a cloud web hosting account on our cloud website hosting platform, so you will not have to do anything on your end to turn it on. The only condition is that the given domain should be hosted in an account on our platform using our MX and NS records, so that the emails will go through our email servers. The private cryptographic key will be created on the server and the TXT resource record, which contains the public key, will be published to the Domain Name System automatically, so you won’t have to do anything manually on your end in order to enable this feature. The DKIM email validation system will enable you to send trustworthy e-mail messages, so if you are sending offers or a newsletter to customers, for instance, your emails will always reach their target audience, while unauthorized third parties will not be able to spoof your email addresses.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting
When you pick any of the Linux semi-dedicated packages offered by our company, you will be able to use the DKIM feature with any domain that you register through your brand-new semi-dedicated account without any manual setup, as our innovative cloud platform will set up all the required records automatically, on the condition that the domain uses our name servers. The latter is required for a TXT resource record to be set up for the domain, 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 every time you send out a new email message, it will carry our platform’s digital signature. The number of junk messages keeps rising every year and very often fake email addresses are used, but when you make use of our hosting services, you and your customers or colleagues won’t have to bother about that.