DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a system for checking the genuineness of an email by using an e-signature. When DomainKeys Identified Mail is activated for a given domain, a public key is published to the global DNS system and a private one is stored on the email server. When a new email message is sent, a signature is issued using the private key and when the email is received, the signature is authenticated by the incoming mail server using the public key. Thus, the receiver can easily discern if the email is genuine or if the sender’s address has been forged. A discrepancy will appear if the content of the email has been altered in the meantime as well, so DomainKeys Identified Mail can also be used to ensure that the sent and the received messages are identical and that nothing has been attached or deleted. This email authentication system will increase your email security, since you can verify the genuineness of the important emails that you get and your partners can do the same with the messages that you send them. Depending on the particular email provider’s adopted policies, an email that fails the test may be removed or may appear in the recipient’s mailbox with a warning.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Hosting
The DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality is pre-activated for all domains that are hosted in a shared hosting account on our cloud website hosting platform, so you will not have to do anything on your end to activate it. The only requirement is that the particular domain name should be hosted in a web hosting 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 resource record, which contains the public key, will be published to the Domain Name System automatically, so you won’t have to do anything manually on your end in order to enable this functionality. The DomainKeys Identified Mail email validation system will permit you to send out trustworthy e-mails, so if you’re sending a newsletter or offers to clients, for instance, your emails will always reach their target audience, whereas unsolicited 3rd parties will not be able to forge your email addresses.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting
All needed DKIM records will be set up automatically by our cloud hosting platform when you add a domain as hosted in your semi-dedicated server account, so in case you choose to buy a semi-dedicated hosting plan, you won’t need to set up anything to be able to use the email authentication system. The domain name should use our name servers in order for its DNS records to be managed by us and provided that this prerequisite is satisfied, a private key will be generated on our mail servers and a public key will be sent to the global DNS system by a special TXT resource record. All addresses that you set up using the domain will be protected by DomainKeys Identified Mail, which will make it impossible for third parties to spoof any email address. Both you and your colleagues or clients can take advantage of this option, since it will ensure a much higher security level for your electronic communication.