DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a system for validating the legitimacy of an email by using a digital signature. When DKIM is activated for a specific domain name, a public key is published to the global DNS database and a private one is stored on the mail server. If a new email is sent, a signature is generated using the private key and when the email is delivered, the signature is validated by the incoming email server using the public key. In this way, the receiver can easily tell 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 edited in the meantime as well, so DomainKeys Identified Mail can also be used to ensure that the sent and the delivered email messages are identical and that nothing has been attached or deleted. This authentication system will boost your email security, as you can confirm the genuineness of the important email messages that you get and your associates can do the exact same thing with the emails that you send them. Based on the particular email service provider’s policy, an email message that fails to pass the test may be erased or may end up in the receiver’s inbox with a warning symbol.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Website Hosting
The DomainKeys Identified Mail feature is activated by default for all domains that are hosted in a shared website hosting account on our cloud web hosting platform, so you won’t have to do anything on your end to turn it on. The sole condition is that the given 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 email servers. The private encryption key will be generated on the server and the TXT record, which contains the public key, will be published to the global Domain Name System automatically, so you will not need to do anything manually on your end in order to activate this option. The DKIM email validation system will enable you to send trustworthy e-mail messages, so if you’re sending offers or a newsletter to customers, for example, your email messages will always reach their target destination, whereas unauthorized third parties will not be able to spoof your email addresses.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting
When you opt for any of the Linux semi-dedicated packages that we are offering, you will be able to use DKIM protection with any domain that you add to your new semi-dedicated hosting account without any manual setup, as our leading-edge cloud hosting platform will create all the necessary records automatically, as long as the domain name uses our name servers. The aforementioned is needed for a TXT record to be set up for the domain, as this is how the public 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 message, it will have our system’s e-signature. The number of unsolicited bulk messages continues to increase every year and very often fake addresses are used, but when you use our web hosting services, you and your clients or associates will not need to worry about that.