DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email validation system used to certify that an email has been sent by an authenticated server or person. An e-signature is attached to the header of the email message by using a private key. When the email message is received, a public key that’s available in the global DNS database is used to validate who exactly sent it and whether its content has been edited in any way. The main purpose of DKIM is to prevent the widely spread spam and scam email messages, as it makes it impossible to fake an email address. If an email is sent from an email address claiming to belong to your bank, for instance, but the signature does not correspond, you will either not receive the email at all, or you will get it with a warning alert that most probably it’s not genuine. It depends on email service providers what exactly will happen with an email that fails the signature test. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also offer you an extra layer of security when you communicate with your business associates, for example, since they can see for themselves that all the emails that you exchange are genuine and have not been modified on their way.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Web Hosting
The DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality is activated by default for all domain names that are hosted in a shared web hosting account on our cloud servers, so you will not have to do anything on your end to activate it. The sole condition is that the particular domain should be hosted in a web hosting account on our platform using our MX and NS 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 contains the public key, will be published to the DNS database automatically, so you will not have to do anything manually on your end in order to activate this feature. The DKIM email validation system will permit you to send out trustable e-mail messages, so if you are sending offers or a newsletter to clients, for instance, your email messages will always reach their target destination, whereas unauthorized 3rd parties won’t be able to forge your email addresses.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting
When you choose one of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting that we offer, you will be able to use the DomainKeys Identified Mail protection service with any domain name that you add to your brand new semi-dedicated account without any manual setup, as our top-notch cloud hosting platform will create all the required records automatically, as long as the domain uses our name servers. The aforementioned is needed for a TXT resource record to be created for the domain, 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 message, it will have our system’s e-signature. The number of junk messages continues to rise every year and rather often phony email addresses are used, but if you use our web hosting services, you and your clients or partners will not have to bother about that.