DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a method for verifying the legitimacy of an email message using a digital signature. When DKIM is activated for a given domain, a public key is published to the global Domain Name System and a private one is stored on the mail server. If a new message is sent, a signature is generated using the private key and when the email message is delivered, the signature is checked by the incoming mail server using the public key. In this way, the receiver can easily recognize if the email is authentic or if the sender’s email address has been forged. A discrepancy will occur if the content of the email message has been modified on its way as well, so DKIM can also be used to ensure that the sent and the received emails are identical and that nothing has been added or removed. This email authentication system will strengthen your email security, since you can verify the legitimacy of the important emails that you receive and your associates can do likewise with the emails that you send them. Based on the particular email provider’s adopted policy, an email message that fails the check may be erased or may show up in the receiver’s inbox with a warning notification.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Hosting
The DomainKeys Identified Mail option is pre-enabled for all domain names that are hosted in a cloud hosting account on our cloud servers, so you will not have to do anything on your end to turn it on. The only condition is that the particular domain name should be hosted in a web hosting account on our platform using our NS and MX resource records, so that the email messages will go through our mail servers. The private cryptographic key will be generated on the server and the TXT resource record, which contains the public key, will be published to the global DNS system automatically, so you will not need to do anything manually on your end in order to activate this option. The DKIM authentication system will enable you to send trustable email messages, so if you are sending offers or a newsletter to clients, for instance, your emails will always reach their target destination, while unauthorized third parties will not be able to spoof your email addresses.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers
All required DKIM records will be created automatically by our cloud hosting platform when you add a domain name as hosted in your semi-dedicated server account, so in case you decide to get a semi-dedicated hosting plan, you will not need to set up 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 as long as this precondition is answered, a private encryption key will be generated on our mail servers and a public key will be added to the global DNS database by a special TXT record. All addresses that you set up using the domain name will be protected by DKIM, which will make it impossible for 3rd parties to fake any address. Both you and your associates or clients can benefit from this functionality, since it will ensure a higher security level for your online communication.