DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a system for validating the legitimacy of an email message using an electronic signature. When DomainKeys Identified Mail is enabled for a specific domain, a public encryption key is published to the global DNS database and a private one is stored on the mail server. When a new message is sent, a signature is issued using the private key and when the email is received, that 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 spoofed. A mismatch will occur if the content of the email has been altered on its way as well, so DomainKeys Identified Mail can also be used to make sure that the sent and the delivered emails are identical and that nothing has been added or removed. This authentication system will enhance your email safety, since you can verify the legitimacy of the important email messages that you receive and your partners can do likewise with the email messages that you send them. Depending on the given email provider’s policies, an email that fails the test may be erased or may emerge in the receiver’s inbox with a warning symbol.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Website Hosting
The DomainKeys Identified Mail feature is enabled by default for all domain names that are hosted in a cloud website hosting account on our cloud servers, so you won’t have to do anything on your end to activate it. The only condition is that the particular domain should be hosted in a website hosting account on our platform using our MX and NS records, so that the email messages will go through our email servers. The private encryption key will be generated on the server and the TXT resource record, which includes the public key, will be published to the global DNS database automatically, so you will not have to do anything manually on your end in order to enable this functionality. The DKIM validation system will enable you to send out trustable emails, so if you are sending offers or a newsletter to clients, for example, your email messages will always reach their target audience, while unsolicited 3rd parties will not be able to forge your email addresses.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting
All mandatory DKIM records will be set up automatically by our cloud hosting platform when you add a domain as hosted in a semi-dedicated server account, so if you decide to purchase a semi-dedicated server plan, you will not have to configure anything to be able to take advantage of the email validation system. The domain name must use our name servers so that its DNS resource records can be managed by our company and provided that this prerequisite is satisfied, a private cryptographic key will be generated on our email servers and a public key will be published to the global DNS system by a special TXT resource record. All addresses that you create using the domain will be protected by DomainKeys Identified Mail, which will make it impossible for third parties to fake any email address. Both you and your colleagues or clients can take advantage of this functionality, as it will ensure a much higher security level for your online correspondence.