DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a system for checking the authenticity of an email by using an electronic signature. When DKIM is enabled for a particular domain name, a public key is published to the global Domain Name System and a private one is kept on the mail server. If a new message is sent, a signature is issued using the private key and when the message is received, that signature is checked by the receiving server using the public key. In this way, the recipient can easily distinguish if the message is legitimate or if the sender’s address has been spoofed. A mismatch will appear if the content of the email has been changed in the meantime as well, so DomainKeys Identified Mail can also be used to make sure that the sent and the delivered emails are identical and that nothing has been attached or erased. This email authentication system will increase your email security, since you can verify the authenticity of the important email messages that you receive and your partners can do the exact same thing with the email messages that you send them. Depending on the particular email service provider’s policy, an email that fails the examination may be deleted or may be delivered to the receiver’s mailbox with a warning alert.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Web Hosting
The DomainKeys Identified Mail feature is activated by default for all domains that are hosted in a cloud web hosting account on our cloud website hosting platform, so you will not need to do anything yourself to enable it. The only condition is that the particular domain name should be hosted in a hosting account on our end using our NS and MX records, so that the email messages 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 global DNS database automatically, so you won’t need 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 email messages, so if you are sending a newsletter or offers to clients, for example, your email messages will always reach their target destination, whereas unsolicited third parties won’t be able to forge your email addresses.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you choose any of the Linux semi-dedicated packages offered by us, you’ll be able to use the DKIM feature with any domain name that you register through your new semi-dedicated hosting account without any manual intervention, as our avant-garde cloud hosting platform will set up all the obligatory records automatically, as long as the domain name uses our name servers. The aforementioned is needed for a TXT record to be created for the domain name, since this is how the public cryptographic key can become available in the global Domain Name System. The private key will also be added automatically to our mail servers, so every time you send a new message, it will include our platform’s electronic signature. The number of unsolicited bulk emails continues to rise every year and very frequently bogus email addresses are used, but when you make use of our web hosting services, you and your customers or partners will not need to bother about that.