DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email validation system used to prove that an e-mail message has been sent by an authorized person or email server. A digital signature is added to the email’s header using a private key. When the email 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 edited in any way. The fundamental job of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to prevent the widespread scam and spam email messages, as it makes it impossible to forge an email address. If an email message is sent from an email address claiming to belong to your bank or financial institution, for instance, but the signature does not correspond, you will either not get the email message at all, or you’ll receive it with an alert that most likely it is not a genuine one. It depends on mail service providers what exactly will happen with an email which fails the signature check. DKIM will also give you an additional safety layer when you communicate with your business partners, for instance, as they can see for themselves that all the e-mail messages that you exchange are legitimate and have not been tampered with on their way.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Web Hosting
The DomainKeys Identified Mail feature is pre-activated for all domains that are hosted in a cloud web hosting account on our cloud platform, so you will not have to do anything yourself to activate it. The sole condition is that the particular domain should be hosted in an account on our platform using our MX and NS records, so that the email messages will go through our email servers. The private encryption key will be created on the server and the TXT resource record, which contains the public key, will be published to the global DNS system automatically, so you won’t have to do anything manually on your end in order to activate this option. The DKIM validation system will enable you to send out trustable e-mails, so if you’re sending a newsletter or offers to clients, for instance, your email messages will always reach their target viewers, whereas unsolicited 3rd parties will not be able to spoof your email addresses.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you pick one of the semi-dedicated servers offered by us, you will be able to use DKIM protection with any domain name that you add to your new semi-dedicated server account without any manual intervention, as our top-notch cloud hosting platform will set up all the obligatory records automatically, as long as the domain uses our name servers. The latter is needed for a TXT record to be created for the domain name, as 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 email servers, so anytime you send a new email message, it will include our system’s electronic signature. The number of unsolicited bulk emails continues to rise every year and rather often bogus addresses are used, but when you use our web hosting services, you and your clients or partners will not have to worry about that.