DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a method for verifying the legitimacy of an email using an e-signature. When DKIM is activated for a certain domain name, a public encryption key is published to the global DNS database and a private one is kept on the email server. If a new email message is sent, a signature is issued using the private key and when the email is received, the signature is ‘scanned’ by the incoming POP3/IMAP server using the public key. Thus, the recipient can easily recognize if the email is authentic or if the sender’s address has been forged. A discrepancy will appear if the content of the email has been changed in the meantime as well, so DKIM can also be used to make sure that the sent and the received emails are identical and that nothing has been attached or removed. This email validation system will increase your email safety, since you can confirm the authenticity of the important email messages that you get and your partners can do the same with the emails that you send them. Depending on the particular mail service provider’s adopted policies, an email that fails to pass the test may be erased or may be delivered to the receiver’s inbox with a warning symbol.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Hosting
The DomainKeys Identified Mail option is pre-activated for all domain names that are hosted in a cloud hosting account on our cloud platform, so you won’t have to do anything yourself to activate it. The only requirement is that the particular domain should be hosted in a website hosting account on our end using our NS and MX records, so that the e-mail messages will go through our email servers. The private encryption key will be created on the server and the TXT record, which contains the public key, will be published to the global DNS system automatically, so you will not have to do anything manually on your end in order to activate this feature. The DKIM email authentication system will enable you to send out credible e-mail messages, so if you are sending a newsletter or offers to clients, for instance, your email messages will always reach their target audience, whereas unsolicited third parties will not be able to forge your email addresses.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers
When you opt for any of the semi-dedicated hosting plans that we offer, you will be able to use the DKIM feature with any domain name that you add to your new account without any manual setup, as our high-tech cloud hosting platform will set up all the necessary records automatically, on the condition that the domain uses our name servers. The latter is needed for a TXT resource record to be set up for the domain, as this is how the public cryptographic key can become available in the global DNS database. The private key will also be added automatically to our email servers, so whenever you send a new email message, it will carry our system’s e-signature. The number of junk messages keeps growing every year and quite frequently false addresses are used, but when you make use of our web hosting services, you and your customers or associates won’t have to worry about that.