DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a system for verifying the genuineness of an email using a digital signature. When DomainKeys Identified Mail is enabled for a certain domain, a public cryptographic key is published to the global DNS database and a private one is kept on the mail server. When a new email message is sent, a signature is issued using the private key and when the message is received, that signature is validated by the incoming email server using the public key. In this way, the receiver can easily recognize if the message is authentic or if the sender’s email address has been spoofed. A mismatch will occur if the content of the email message has been altered in the meantime as well, so DomainKeys Identified Mail can also be used to ensure that the sent and the delivered emails are identical and that nothing has been attached or removed. This validation system will enhance your email safety, as 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 given email service provider’s policies, an email message that fails the check may be removed or may reach the receiver’s mailbox with a warning.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Hosting
The DomainKeys Identified Mail feature is pre-activated for all domain names that are hosted in a shared hosting account on our cloud hosting platform, so you won’t need to do anything yourself to enable it. The only requirement is that the particular domain should be hosted in a hosting account on our platform using our NS and MX resource records, so that the emails will go through our mail servers. The private key will be created on the server and the TXT resource record, which includes the public key, will be published to the DNS database automatically, so you will not have to do anything manually on your end in order to enable this feature. The DKIM email authentication system will allow you to send out trustable emails, so if you are sending offers or a newsletter to clients, for instance, your email messages will always reach their target viewers, while unsolicited third parties won’t be able to forge your email addresses.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers
All necessary DKIM records will be created automatically by our cloud platform when you add a domain as hosted in your semi-dedicated server account, so in case you decide to buy a semi-dedicated package, you won’t need to set up anything to be able to take advantage of the email validation system. The domain must use our name servers in order for its DNS records to be managed on our end and provided that this condition is answered, a private encryption key will be created on our mail servers and a public key will be added to the DNS system by a special TXT resource record. All addresses that you set up with the domain name will be protected by DomainKeys Identified Mail, which will make it impossible for 3rd parties to fake any email address. Both you and your colleagues or clients can benefit from this service, since it will guarantee a higher level of protection for your e-correspondence.