DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a method for checking the authenticity of an email message by using an electronic signature. When DomainKeys Identified Mail is enabled for a certain domain, a public key is published to the global DNS system and a private one is kept on the mail server. When a new message is sent, a signature is issued using the private key and when the email is delivered, the signature is validated by the incoming POP3/IMAP server using the public key. Thus, the receiver can easily discern if the email message is authentic or if the sender’s email address has been forged. A discrepancy will appear if the content of the email has been edited on its way as well, so DomainKeys Identified Mail can also be used to make sure that the sent and the received messages are identical and that nothing has been added or erased. This validation system will increase your email safety, as you can verify the genuineness of the important emails that you get and your associates can do likewise with the emails that you send them. Depending on the given email service provider’s policies, a message that fails to pass the examination may be removed or may show up in the recipient’s inbox with a warning symbol.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Website Hosting
The DomainKeys Identified Mail feature is pre-enabled for all domains that are hosted in a website hosting account on our cloud hosting platform, so you won’t have to do anything on your end to activate it. The sole condition is that the given domain 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 record, which contains the public key, will be published to the Domain Name System automatically, so you will not have to do anything manually on your end in order to activate this feature. The DomainKeys Identified Mail validation system will permit you to send credible e-mail messages, so if you are sending a newsletter or offers to clients, for example, your emails will always reach their target destination, whereas unsolicited 3rd parties won’t be able to spoof your email addresses.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you opt for any of the semi-dedicated servers offered by us, you’ll be able to use the DomainKeys Identified Mail protection service with any domain that you add to your new semi-dedicated server account without any manual setup, as our cutting-edge cloud hosting platform will create all the mandatory records automatically, on the condition that the domain name uses our name servers. The aforementioned is required for a TXT record to be set up for the domain, as this is how the public key can become available in the global Domain Name System. The private key will also be added automatically to our email servers, so whenever you send a new email message, it will include our platform’s digital signature. The number of unsolicited bulk emails continues to rise each year and very frequently counterfeit email addresses are used, but when you use our hosting services, you and your customers or colleagues will not need to worry about that.