DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is a validation system used to confirm that an e-mail message has been sent by an authenticated individual or server. An e-signature is attached to the message’s header using a private encryption key. When the email message is received, a public key that’s available in the global DNS database is used to verify who actually sent it and if its content has been altered in some way. The chief function of DKIM is to avert the widely spread scam and spam email messages, as it makes it impossible to forge an email address. If a message is sent from an email address claiming to belong to your bank, for instance, but the signature does not correspond, you will either not get the email at all, or you will get it with a warning notice that most probably it is not genuine. It depends on email service providers what exactly will happen with an email message that fails the signature examination. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also offer you an additional layer of safety when you communicate with your business associates, for example, as they can see for themselves that all the email messages that you exchange are authentic and have not been tampered with in the meantime.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Web Hosting
The DomainKeys Identified Mail option is pre-activated for all domains that are hosted in a shared web hosting account on our cloud website hosting platform, so you will not have to do anything on your end to activate it. The only condition is that the particular domain should be hosted in a hosting account on our platform using our NS and MX resource 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 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 option. The DKIM email validation system will permit you to send out credible messages, so if you’re sending offers or a newsletter to customers, for instance, your emails will always reach their target audience, whereas unauthorized 3rd parties won’t be able to spoof your email addresses.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting
When you choose one of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting offered by us, you will be able to use the DKIM protection service with any domain name that you register through your brand new semi-dedicated server account without any manual setup, as our leading-edge cloud hosting platform will set up all the required records automatically, provided that the domain name uses our name servers. The aforementioned is needed for a TXT resource record to be created for the domain name, since this is how the public key can become available in the global Domain Name System. The private key will also be added automatically to our mail servers, so whenever you send a new email message, it will have our system’s digital signature. The number of spam messages continues to rise every year and rather frequently counterfeit email addresses are used, but if you make use of our web hosting services, you and your customers or associates will not have to worry about that.