DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a system for validating the genuineness of an email message using a digital signature. When DKIM is activated for a particular domain, a public encryption key is published to the global Domain Name System and a private one is stored on the email server. If a new message is sent, a signature is issued using the private key and when the email is received, the signature is validated by the POP3/IMAP mail server using the public key. Thus, the receiver can easily know if the email message is legitimate or if the sender’s email address has been forged. A discrepancy will occur if the content of the email has been edited in the meantime as well, so DKIM can also be used to ensure that the sent and the delivered emails are identical and that nothing has been added or erased. This email validation system will heighten your email security, since you can validate the genuineness of the important email messages that you get and your partners can do likewise with the emails that you send them. Based on the particular mail service provider’s policies, an email that fails the examination may be removed or may appear in the recipient’s mailbox with a warning notification.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Hosting
The DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality is pre-activated for all domain names that are hosted in a shared hosting account on our cloud web 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 name should be hosted in a website hosting account on our end using our NS and MX resource records, so that the e-mail messages will go through our mail servers. The private cryptographic key will be created on the server and the TXT record, which includes the public key, will be published to the DNS system automatically, so you won’t need to do anything manually on your end in order to activate this option. The DomainKeys Identified Mail email authentication system will allow you to send out credible e-mail messages, so if you are sending offers or a newsletter to clients, for instance, your emails will always reach their target viewers, while unsolicited third parties will not be able to spoof your email addresses.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers
All necessary DKIM records will be created automatically by our cloud hosting platform when you add a domain as hosted in your semi-dedicated server account, so if you decide to get a semi-dedicated server plan, you won’t need to configure anything to be able to use the email validation system. The domain name should use our name servers so that its DNS resource records can be managed by us and provided that this precondition is fulfilled, a private cryptographic key will be generated on our email servers and a public key will be published to the global Domain Name System by a special TXT resource record. All addresses that you set up with the domain will be protected by DKIM, which will make it impossible for 3rd parties to spoof any email address. Both you and your partners or clients can benefit from this service, since it will guarantee a much higher protection level for your online communication.