DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a system for verifying the genuineness of an email using a digital signature. When DomainKeys Identified Mail is activated for a certain domain, a public encryption key is published to the global Domain Name System and a private one is kept on the mail server. When a new email is sent, a signature is issued using the private key and when the email is delivered, that signature is ‘scanned’ by the incoming server using the public key. In this way, the recipient can easily know if the message is legitimate or if the sender’s email address has been forged. A discrepancy will occur if the content of the email message has been edited in the meantime as well, so DKIM can also be used to ensure that the sent and the received email messages are identical and that nothing has been added or removed. This email authentication system will increase your email security, since you can validate the legitimacy of the important email messages that you receive and your associates can do the exact same thing with the emails that you send them. Based on the particular email service provider’s policies, a message that fails to pass the check may be deleted or may be delivered to the recipient’s inbox with a warning flag.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Web Hosting
If you host a domain in a cloud web hosting account from us, all the required records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature will be set up by default. This will happen as soon as you add the domain in the Control Panel’s Hosted Domains section, provided that it also uses our NS resource records. A private encryption key will be created on our mail servers, while a public key will be sent to the Domain Name System automatically by using the TXT resource record. In this way, you will not need to do anything manually and you’ll be able to make use of all the benefits of this email authentication system – your email messages will be sent to any destination without being denied and nobody will be able to send out emails faking your e-mail addresses. The latter is quite important in case the nature of your online presence involves sending periodic offers or newsletters via email to potential and existing clients.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting
When you choose one of the Linux semi-dedicated services that we are offering, you will be able to use DKIM protection with any domain name that you add to your brand-new semi-dedicated hosting account without any manual setup, as our cutting-edge cloud hosting platform will create all the compulsory records automatically, provided that the domain uses our name servers. The aforementioned is required for a TXT resource record to be created for the domain, as this is how the public encryption key can become available in the global DNS system. The private key will also be added automatically to our mail servers, so anytime you send a new email, it will carry our platform’s e-signature. The number of unsolicited bulk messages keeps increasing every year and very often fake email addresses are used, but if you make use of our hosting services, you and your customers or colleagues will not need to bother about that.