DKIM, which is short for DomainKeys Identified Mail, is an email validation system, which hinders email headers from being forged and email content from being modified. This is done by attaching a digital signature to every email message sent from an address under a particular domain. The signature is published based on a private encryption key that is available on the outbound mail server and it can be verified using a public key, which is available in the global DNS database. Thus, any message with altered content or a spoofed sender can be recognized by email providers. This technology will heighten your worldwide web security tremendously and you’ll be sure that any message sent from a business partner, a bank, etc., is legitimate. When you send email messages, the receiver will also know for sure that you are indeed the one who has sent them. Any mail that appears to be fraudulent may either be tagged as such or may never appear in the receiver’s mailbox, depending on how the given provider has decided to handle such messages.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Web Hosting
The DomainKeys Identified Mail option is activated by default for all domain names that are hosted in a shared web hosting account on our cloud web hosting platform, so you won’t have to do anything on your end to turn it on. The only condition is that the particular domain should be hosted in an account on our end using our MX and NS resource records, so that the e-mails will go through our email servers. The private key will be generated on the server and the TXT record, which contains the public key, will be published to the global Domain Name System automatically, so you won’t need to do anything manually on your end in order to activate this option. The DomainKeys Identified Mail authentication system will permit you to send out trustable messages, so if you are sending a newsletter or offers to customers, for instance, your emails will always reach their target destination, while unauthorized 3rd parties won’t be able to forge your email addresses.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers
All required DomainKeys Identified Mail records will be set up automatically by our cloud hosting platform when you add a domain name as hosted in a semi-dedicated server account, so if you decide to purchase a semi-dedicated plan, you won’t need to set up anything to be able to take advantage of the email authentication system. The domain should use our name servers in order for its DNS resource records to be managed by us and in case this requirement is fulfilled, a private cryptographic key will be generated on our email servers and a public key will be published to the global DNS database by a special TXT 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 address. Both you and your partners or customers can benefit from this option, as it will guarantee a much higher level of protection for your e-correspondence.