DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a method for verifying the legitimacy of an email by using an e-signature. When DomainKeys Identified Mail is enabled for a specific domain, a public encryption key is published to the global Domain Name System and a private one is stored on the email server. If a new message is sent, a signature is issued using the private key and when the email is delivered, that signature is verified by the POP3/IMAP server using the public key. Thus, the receiver can easily distinguish if the message is genuine or if the sender’s address has been spoofed. A discrepancy will occur if the content of the email has been modified in the meantime as well, so DomainKeys Identified Mail can also be used to make sure that the sent and the received email messages are identical and that nothing has been attached or removed. This email validation system will strengthen your email safety, as you can confirm the legitimacy of the important email messages that you receive and your colleagues can do the exact same thing with the messages that you send them. Based on the given mail service provider’s policies, an email that fails to pass the test may be erased or may reach the receiver’s inbox with a warning symbol.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Hosting
The DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality is enabled by default for all domains that are hosted in a shared hosting account on our cloud servers, so you won’t have to do anything yourself to activate it. The sole condition is that the particular domain name should be hosted in a hosting account on our end using our NS and MX resource records, so that the e-mails will go through our email servers. The private key will be generated on the server and the TXT resource record, which includes the public key, will be published to the global DNS system automatically, so you won’t need to do anything manually on your end in order to enable this option. The DomainKeys Identified Mail validation system will allow you to send trustworthy e-mail messages, so if you’re sending offers or a newsletter to clients, for instance, your email messages will always reach their target audience, while unsolicited 3rd parties won’t be able to spoof your email addresses.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you choose one of the Linux semi-dedicated servers offered by us, you will be able to use DomainKeys Identified Mail protection with any domain that you register through your brand new account without any manual setup, as our innovative cloud platform will create all the necessary records automatically, on the condition that the domain uses our name servers. The aforementioned is required for a TXT record to be created for the domain, since 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 email servers, so anytime you send out a new email, it will carry our system’s electronic signature. The number of spam emails keeps growing each year and very often spoofed email addresses are used, but when you use our web hosting services, you and your clients or partners will not need to worry about that.