DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email authentication system used to verify that an e-mail has been sent by an authenticated server or individual. An electronic 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 Domain Name System is used to check who actually sent it and if the content has been altered in some way. The principal task of DKIM is to obstruct the widely spread spam and scam 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, for example, but the signature doesn’t match, you will either not receive the email at all, or you’ll get it with a warning that most likely it’s not authentic. It depends on email providers what exactly will happen with an email message that fails the signature check. DKIM will also supply you with an added layer of security when you communicate with your business allies, for example, since they can see for themselves that all the e-mail messages that you exchange are genuine and have not been manipulated in the meantime.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Hosting
The DomainKeys Identified Mail option is enabled by default for all domain names that are hosted in a shared hosting account on our cloud web hosting platform, so you will not need to do anything yourself to turn it on. The only requirement is that the particular domain should be hosted in a hosting account on our platform using our MX and NS resource records, so that the e-mails will go through our email servers. The private encryption key will be generated on the server and the TXT resource record, which includes the public key, will be published to the Domain Name System automatically, so you will not have to do anything manually on your end in order to enable this functionality. The DomainKeys Identified Mail email authentication system will enable you to send trustworthy messages, so if you’re sending a newsletter or offers to customers, for instance, your email messages will always reach their target audience, whereas unauthorized 3rd parties will not be able to spoof your email addresses.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you opt for any of the Linux semi-dedicated service offered by us, you will be able to use the DKIM feature with any domain name that you add to your brand-new semi-dedicated account without any manual intervention, as our cutting-edge cloud platform will create all the obligatory records automatically, provided that the domain name uses our name servers. The aforementioned is required for a TXT record to be set up for the domain, as this is how the public cryptographic key can become available in the global DNS system. The private key will also be added automatically to our email servers, so every time you send a new message, it will have our system’s e-signature. The number of junk messages keeps growing every year and quite frequently spoofed email addresses are used, but when you use our web hosting services, you and your customers or colleagues will not have to worry about that.