DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an authentication system used to verify that an e-mail message has been sent by an authorized person or mail server. A digital signature is added to the email message’s header by using a private key. When the message is received, a public key that’s available in the global DNS database is used to verify who exactly sent it and whether its content has been modified in any way. The prime purpose of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to stop the widely spread scam and spam emails, as it makes it impossible to fake an email address. If an email message is sent from an email address claiming to belong to your bank, for instance, but the signature doesn’t match, you will either not get the email message at all, or you will get it with a notification that most probably it’s not a legitimate one. It depends on mail service providers what exactly will happen with an email message that fails the signature examination. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also give you an extra layer of security when you communicate with your business allies, for instance, as they can see that all the messages that you exchange are genuine and have not been modified on their way.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Website Hosting
The DomainKeys Identified Mail option is activated by default for all domains that are hosted in a website hosting account on our cloud servers, so you will not need to do anything yourself to turn it on. The sole requirement is that the particular domain name should be hosted in a website hosting account on our platform using our MX and NS resource records, so that the e-mails will go through our mail servers. The private key will be created on the server and the TXT record, which includes the public key, will be published to the global DNS system automatically, so you won’t need to do anything manually on your end in order to enable this option. The DomainKeys Identified Mail validation system will allow you to send out trustworthy e-mail messages, so if you are 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 spoof your email addresses.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting
When you choose any of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting services offered by us, you will be able to use the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature with any domain name that you add to your brand-new semi-dedicated server account without any manual setup, as our advanced cloud platform will create all the required records automatically, on the condition that the domain uses our name servers. The aforementioned is needed for a TXT record to be set up for the domain name, since this is how the public encryption key can become available in the global DNS system. The private key will also be added automatically to our mail servers, so whenever you send out a new email, it will have our system’s e-signature. The number of junk messages continues to increase every year and rather often counterfeit email addresses are used, but if you make use of our hosting services, you and your clients or associates won’t need to worry about that.