DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a system for confirming the authenticity of an email message using an electronic signature. When DKIM is enabled for a specific domain, a public cryptographic key is published to the global DNS database and a private one is stored on the email server. If a new message is sent, a signature is generated using the private key and when the email is delivered, the signature is authenticated by the POP3/IMAP server using the public key. Thus, the receiver can easily know if the message is authentic or if the sender’s address has been spoofed. A discrepancy will occur if the content of the email message has been changed in the meantime as well, so DomainKeys Identified Mail can also be used to ensure that the sent and the received emails are identical and that nothing has been added or removed. This email authentication system will heighten your email security, since you can confirm the legitimacy of the important emails that you receive and your colleagues can do the exact same thing with the email messages that you send them. Based on the particular email provider’s adopted policies, a message that fails to pass the check may be removed or may reach the recipient’s inbox with a warning alert.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Hosting
The DomainKeys Identified Mail option is enabled by default 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 yourself to turn it on. The only requirement is that the given domain name should be hosted in a hosting account on our platform using our NS and MX resource records, so that the e-mail messages will go through our mail servers. The private cryptographic key will be generated on the server and the TXT record, which contains the public key, will be published to the Domain Name System automatically, so you will not need to do anything manually on your end in order to enable this feature. The DomainKeys Identified Mail email authentication system will permit you to send trustable messages, so if you are sending offers or a newsletter to clients, for example, your email messages will always reach their target viewers, whereas unsolicited third parties will not be able to forge your email addresses.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you choose any of the semi-dedicated hosting service that we are offering, you’ll be able to use DomainKeys Identified Mail protection with any domain name that you register through your brand-new account without any manual setup, as our advanced cloud platform will set up all the compulsory records automatically, provided that the domain uses our name servers. The latter is required for a TXT record to be set up for the domain name, 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 every time you send a new message, it will have our platform’s electronic signature. The number of spam messages continues to grow every year and quite often fake addresses are used, but when you use our web hosting services, you and your clients or associates won’t have to worry about that.