DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a method for confirming the authenticity of an email message using an electronic signature. When DomainKeys Identified Mail is activated for a particular domain name, a public key is published to the global Domain Name System and a private one is kept on the email server. When a new email is sent, a signature is generated using the private key and when the email message is delivered, that signature is validated by the incoming POP3/IMAP mail server using the public key. Thus, the receiver can easily distinguish if the message is genuine or if the sender’s address has been spoofed. A discrepancy will appear if the content of the email message has been altered on its way 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 added or removed. This validation system will strengthen your email security, since you can confirm the genuineness of the important emails that you receive and your partners can do the same with the emails that you send them. Based on the given email service provider’s adopted policies, a message that fails the check may be erased or may enter the recipient’s mailbox with a warning sign.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Hosting
The DomainKeys Identified Mail feature is pre-enabled for all domain names that are hosted in a shared hosting account on our cloud hosting platform, so you will not need to do anything on your end to turn it on. The sole requirement is that the given domain should be hosted in a website hosting account on our end using our MX and NS records, so that the emails will go through our email servers. The private cryptographic key will be generated on the server and the TXT resource record, which includes 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 feature. The DomainKeys Identified Mail email authentication system will enable you to send trustable emails, so if you’re sending a newsletter or offers to customers, for instance, your emails will always reach their target destination, whereas unauthorized third parties will not be able to forge your email addresses.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting
All required DomainKeys Identified Mail records will be created automatically by our cloud web hosting platform when you add a domain name as hosted in a semi-dedicated server account, so if you choose to order a semi-dedicated hosting package, you will not need to set up anything to be able to take advantage of the email validation system. The domain must use our name servers in order for its DNS records to be managed on our end and provided that this requirement is fulfilled, a private key will be generated on our mail servers and a public key will be published to the global Domain Name System by a special TXT record. All email addresses that you create with the domain name will be protected by DKIM, which will make it impossible for 3rd parties to spoof any email address. Both you and your associates or clients can benefit from this functionality, as it will ensure a higher protection level for your online communication.