DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a method for checking the authenticity of an email message using a digital signature. When DomainKeys Identified Mail is enabled for a certain domain name, a public encryption key is published to the global Domain Name System and a private one is stored on the email server. When a new message is sent, a signature is generated using the private key and when the message is received, the signature is validated by the incoming email server using the public key. Thus, the receiver can easily distinguish if the message is authentic 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 DomainKeys Identified Mail 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 validation system will increase your email safety, as you can validate the legitimacy of the important email messages that you receive and your partners can do likewise with the email messages that you send them. Depending on the particular email service provider’s policy, an email message that fails to pass the test may be erased or may be delivered to the recipient’s mailbox with a warning symbol.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Website Hosting
The DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality is activated by default for all domains that are hosted in a shared website hosting
account on our cloud web hosting platform, so you will not need to do anything yourself to turn it on. The sole requirement is that the particular domain name should be hosted in an account on our platform using our MX and NS resource records, so that the email messages will go through our email servers. The private cryptographic key will be generated on the server and the TXT resource record, which includes the public key, will be published to the 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 credible emails, so if you’re sending a newsletter or offers to clients, for instance, your emails will always reach their target audience, while unauthorized third parties won’t be able to spoof your email addresses.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers
All obligatory DKIM records will be set up automatically by our cloud platform when you add a domain name as hosted in your semi-dedicated server
account, so if you decide to purchase a semi-dedicated package, you won’t have to set up anything to be able to take advantage of the email validation system. The domain name should use our name servers so that its DNS records can be managed by us and if this prerequisite is fulfilled, a private key will be created on our email servers and a public key will be sent to the global DNS system by a special TXT record. All email addresses that you create using the domain will be protected by DKIM, which will make it impossible for third parties to fake any email address. Both you and your colleagues or clients can benefit from this option, since it will guarantee a higher security level for your electronic communication.