DKIM, which is an acronym for DomainKeys Identified Mail, is a validation system, which impedes email addresses from being forged and email content from being manipulated. This is achieved by attaching a digital signature to every email sent from an address under a specific domain. The signature is generated on the basis of a private encryption key that’s available on the outgoing SMTP mail server and it can be verified with a public key, which is available in the global Domain Name System. In this way, any email message with changed content or a spoofed sender can be spotted by mail service providers. This approach will enhance your online safety noticeably and you’ll be sure that any e-mail sent from a business partner, a banking institution, and so on, is an authentic one. When you send messages, the receiver will also be sure that you are indeed the one who has sent them. Any email message that turns out to be forged may either be flagged as such or may never enter the receiver’s mailbox, depending on how the particular provider has chosen to cope with such emails.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Hosting
The DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality is pre-enabled for all domains that are hosted in a shared hosting account on our cloud website hosting platform, so you will not have to do anything on your end to activate it. The only condition is that the given domain name should be hosted in a web hosting account on our end using our NS and MX records, so that the emails will go through our email servers. The private encryption key will be created on the server and the TXT record, which contains the public key, will be published to the global DNS database automatically, so you will not have to do anything manually on your end in order to activate this functionality. The DomainKeys Identified Mail authentication system will allow you to send out trustworthy e-mails, so if you’re sending offers or a newsletter to clients, for example, your email messages will always reach their target destination, while unsolicited third parties won’t be able to forge your email addresses.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers
All necessary DomainKeys Identified Mail records will be created automatically by our cloud hosting platform when you add a domain name as hosted in your semi-dedicated server account, so in case you choose to get a semi-dedicated package, you won’t need to set up anything to be able to take advantage of the email authentication system. The domain name must use our name servers in order for its DNS resource records to be managed by us and as long as this requirement is answered, a private encryption key will be created on our email servers and a public key will be added to the global DNS database by a special TXT record. All email addresses that you create using the domain name will be protected by DKIM, which will make it impossible for 3rd parties to fake any address. Both you and your partners or customers can benefit from this option, since it will ensure a higher level of protection for your electronic correspondence.