DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an authentication system used to verify that an e-mail message has been sent by an authenticated email server or person. An e-signature is added to the email message’s header using a private cryptographic key. When the message is received, a public key that’s available in the global Domain Name System is used to check who exactly sent it and whether its content has been edited in any way. The essential purpose of DKIM is to stop the widespread scam and spam email messages, as it makes it impossible to fake an email address. If an email message is sent from an address claiming to belong to your bank or financial institution, for example, but the signature doesn’t match, you will either not get the email message at all, or you will receive it with a warning notice that most likely it is not a genuine one. It depends on email providers what exactly will happen with an email message which fails to pass the signature examination. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also offer you an additional protection layer when you communicate with your business partners, for instance, since they can see for themselves that all the e-mails that you send are genuine and haven’t been meddled with in the meantime.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Hosting
The DomainKeys Identified Mail option is pre-enabled for all domain names that are hosted in a shared hosting account on our cloud web hosting platform, so you won’t have to do anything yourself to turn it on. The only condition is that the given domain should be hosted in a website hosting account on our platform using our MX and NS records, so that the e-mails will go through our email servers. The private encryption key will be generated on the server and the TXT record, which includes the public key, will be published to the DNS database automatically, so you won’t have to do anything manually on your end in order to activate this option. The DKIM email authentication system will permit you to send out trustworthy e-mails, so if you are sending offers or a newsletter to customers, for instance, your emails will always reach their target destination, whereas unauthorized 3rd parties won’t be able to spoof your email addresses.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers
When you pick any of the semi-dedicated servers that we offer, you’ll be able to use the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature with any domain name that you register through your brand-new semi-dedicated account without any manual intervention, as our outstanding cloud platform will create all the required records automatically, provided that the domain uses our name servers. The aforementioned is required for a TXT resource record to be set up for the domain name, since this is how the public encryption key can become available in the global DNS system. The private key will also be added automatically to our mail servers, so every time you send a new email message, it will carry our system’s digital signature. The number of unsolicited bulk emails keeps growing each year and very frequently false addresses are used, but when you use our web hosting services, you and your customers or partners will not need to bother about that.