DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an authentication system used to prove that an email message has been sent by an authorized person or email server. A digital signature is added to the header of the message using a private cryptographic key. When the email message is received, a public key that is available in the global Domain Name System is used to confirm who exactly sent it and if the content has been modified in some way. The principal task of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to impede the widely spread spam and scam emails, as it makes it impossible to forge an email address. If an email message is sent from an email address claiming to belong to your bank or financial institution, for instance, but the signature does not correspond, you will either not get the message at all, or you will receive it with a warning notification that most likely it is not legitimate. It depends on email providers what exactly will happen with an email which fails to pass the signature examination. DKIM will also supply you with an extra security layer when you communicate with your business partners, for example, since they can see for themselves that all the e-mails that you exchange are legitimate and haven’t been manipulated in the meantime.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Web Hosting
The DomainKeys Identified Mail feature is pre-enabled for all domain names that are hosted in a cloud web hosting account on our cloud web hosting platform, so you won’t need to do anything on your end to enable it. The sole condition is that the particular domain should be hosted in a hosting account on our platform using our MX and NS resource records, so that the e-mail messages will go through our mail 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 won’t need to do anything manually on your end in order to activate this functionality. The DKIM validation system will permit you to send out trustable e-mails, so if you’re sending offers or a newsletter to clients, for example, your emails will always reach their target viewers, whereas unsolicited third parties will not be able to spoof your email addresses.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting
All mandatory DKIM records will be created automatically by our cloud platform when you add a domain as hosted in a semi-dedicated server account, so in case you choose to get a semi-dedicated package, you will not need to configure anything to be able to take advantage of the email authentication system. The domain name should use our name servers in order for its DNS resource records to be managed by us and provided that this requirement is satisfied, a private encryption key will be created on our mail servers and a public key will be added to the Domain Name System by a special TXT record. All addresses that you create with the domain name will be protected by DomainKeys Identified Mail, which will make it impossible for 3rd parties to forge any email address. Both you and your partners or clients can take advantage of this functionality, as it will guarantee a much higher safety level for your online communication.