DKIM, which is an acronym for DomainKeys Identified Mail, is an authentication system, which obstructs email addresses from being spoofed and email content from being tampered with. This is achieved by attaching an electronic signature to each and every email message sent from an address under a certain domain. The signature is created on the basis of a private key that’s available on the SMTP mail server and it can be validated using a public key, which is available in the global DNS database. Thus, any email with edited content or a spoofed sender can be recognized by mail service providers. This approach will increase your online safety substantially and you will be sure that any e-mail message sent from a business collaborator, a bank, and so on, is an authentic one. When you send emails, the receiver will also know for sure that you are indeed the one who has sent them. Any email that turns out to be forged may either be tagged as such or may never end up in the recipient’s mailbox, depending on how the given provider has chosen to cope with such emails.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Web Hosting
The DomainKeys Identified Mail option is enabled by default for all domain names that are hosted in a web hosting account on our cloud platform, so you will not need to do anything on your end to turn it on. The sole condition is that the particular domain should be hosted in a web hosting account on our platform using our MX and NS records, so that the email messages will go through our mail servers. The private encryption key will be created on the server and the TXT resource record, which contains the public key, will be published to the DNS system automatically, so you won’t have to do anything manually on your end in order to enable this functionality. The DomainKeys Identified Mail email validation system will allow you to send trustable messages, so if you’re sending offers or a newsletter to customers, for instance, your emails 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
If you choose one of the semi-dedicated servers that we offer, you’ll be able to use the DomainKeys Identified Mail protection service with any domain that you add to your brand-new semi-dedicated account without any manual intervention, as our advanced cloud web hosting platform will set up all the necessary records automatically, provided that the domain uses our name servers. The latter is required for a TXT resource record to be created for the domain, as this is how the public encryption key can become available in the global DNS database. The private key will also be added automatically to our email servers, so every time you send out a new email, it will carry our system’s electronic signature. The number of unsolicited bulk messages keeps increasing each year and rather frequently bogus email addresses are used, but when you use our web hosting services, you and your customers or colleagues will not need to worry about that.