DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email validation system used to confirm that an email has been sent by an authenticated person or email server. An electronic signature is added to the header of the message by using a private key. When the message is received, a public key that’s available in the global Domain Name System is used to verify who actually sent it and whether the content has been changed in some way. The main task of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to obstruct the widespread spam and scam messages, as it makes it impossible to fake an email address. If a message is sent from an email address claiming to belong to your bank, for instance, but the signature doesn’t correspond, you will either not receive the message at all, or you will receive it with an alert that most probably it is not genuine. It depends on email service providers what exactly will happen with an email that fails to pass the signature test. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also offer you an additional layer of protection when you communicate with your business allies, for example, since they can see for themselves that all the e-mails that you exchange are authentic and haven’t been meddled with on their way.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Hosting
In case you host a domain name in a shared hosting account with our company, all the compulsory records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature will be created by default. This will happen once you add the domain in , as long as it also uses our NS records. A private cryptographic key will be generated on our mail servers, while a public key will be added to the DNS database automatically by using the TXT resource record. Thus, you will not need to do anything manually and you will be able to take full advantage of all the benefits of this authentication system – your messages will reach any target destination without being rejected and no one will be able to send out emails faking your email addresses. The latter is pretty important in case the essence of your web presence suggests sending out regular offers or newsletters via email to prospective and current clients.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting
All obligatory DomainKeys Identified Mail records will be created automatically by our cloud hosting platform when you add a domain as hosted in your semi-dedicated server account, so if you decide to get a semi-dedicated package, you will not need to set up anything to be able to use the email authentication system. The domain should use our name servers so that its DNS records can be managed on our end and provided that this prerequisite is fulfilled, a private key will be created on our email servers and a public key will be sent to the Domain Name System by a special TXT record. All email addresses that you create using the domain name will be protected by DomainKeys Identified Mail, which will make it impossible for third parties to spoof any address. Both you and your colleagues or customers can benefit from this functionality, since it will guarantee a much higher protection level for your e-correspondence.