DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a system for checking the legitimacy of an email using a digital signature. When DomainKeys Identified Mail is enabled for a given domain name, a public key is published to the global DNS system and a private one is stored on the mail server. When a new email message is sent, a signature is issued using the private key and when the email is received, the signature is authenticated by the POP3/IMAP mail server using the public key. Thus, the receiver can easily tell if the message is authentic or if the sender’s email address has been forged. A discrepancy will appear if the content of the email message has been modified on its way as well, so DomainKeys Identified Mail can also be used to ensure that the sent and the received emails are identical and that nothing has been attached or removed. This validation system will boost your email security, since you can validate the genuineness of the important email messages that you receive and your associates can do the same with the messages that you send them. Based on the particular email service provider’s adopted policy, an email message that fails to pass the check may be removed or may appear in the recipient’s inbox with a warning.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Hosting
The DomainKeys Identified Mail feature is pre-enabled 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 on your end to activate it. The only condition is that the particular domain 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 mail 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 won’t have to do anything manually on your end in order to enable this feature. The DKIM email validation system will permit you to send out trustworthy e-mail messages, so if you are sending a newsletter or offers to customers, for instance, your email messages will always reach their target viewers, while unauthorized third parties won’t be able to forge your email addresses.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting
When you pick any of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages offered by our company, you will be able to use the DKIM option with any domain name that you add to your brand-new account without any manual setup, as our cutting-edge cloud hosting platform will create all the necessary records automatically, provided that the domain uses our name servers. The aforementioned is required for a TXT resource record to be set up 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 mail servers, so anytime you send out a new message, it will have our system’s e-signature. The number of unsolicited bulk email messages keeps growing every year and very often fake addresses are used, but when you use our web hosting services, you and your clients or associates will not have to worry about that.