DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a method for validating the genuineness of an email by using a digital signature. When DKIM is enabled for a given domain name, a public cryptographic key is published to the global Domain Name System and a private one is stored on the email server. If a new email message is sent, a signature is generated using the private key and when the email message is delivered, that signature is checked by the incoming server using the public key. In this way, the recipient can easily distinguish if the message is authentic or if the sender’s email address has been forged. A mismatch will appear if the content of the email has been altered in the meantime 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 erased. This validation system will strengthen your email safety, as you can verify the legitimacy of the important emails that you get and your associates can do the exact same thing with the email messages that you send them. Depending on the particular mail service provider’s adopted policies, a message that fails the check may be removed or may appear in the receiver’s inbox with a warning symbol.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Hosting
The DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality is pre-activated for all domains that are hosted in a cloud hosting account on our cloud servers, so you will not need to do anything on your end to turn it on. The only condition is that the particular domain should be hosted in an account on our platform using our MX and NS records, so that the emails will go through our mail servers. The private key will be generated on the server and the TXT record, which includes the public key, will be published to the global DNS database automatically, so you won’t need to do anything manually on your end in order to enable this feature. The DKIM authentication system will permit you to send out trustworthy email messages, so if you’re sending offers or a newsletter to customers, for instance, your emails will always reach their target viewers, whereas unauthorized third parties will not be able to forge your email addresses.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers
All necessary DKIM 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 decide to purchase a semi-dedicated plan, you will not have to configure anything to be able to take advantage of the email authentication system. The domain name must use our name servers so that its DNS records can be managed by us and if this prerequisite is satisfied, 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 resource record. All email addresses that you set up with the domain name will be protected by DomainKeys Identified Mail, which will make it impossible for 3rd parties to forge any address. Both you and your colleagues or customers can benefit from this option, since it will ensure a higher level of protection for your e-correspondence.