DKIM, which stands for DomainKeys Identified Mail, is an email validation system, which prevents email addresses from being spoofed and email content from being tampered with. This is achieved by attaching an electronic signature to each and every email message sent from an address under a certain domain. The signature is generated based on a private cryptographic key that is available on the outbound SMTP email server and it can be validated with a public key, which is available in the global DNS database. Thus, any email message with altered content or a forged sender can be spotted by email providers. This approach will heighten your worldwide web security tremendously and you’ll know for sure that any message sent from a business ally, a bank, etc., is authentic. When you send out messages, the receiver will also be sure that you are indeed the one who has sent them. Any email message that appears to be fake may either be flagged as such or may never reach the recipient’s inbox, based on how the given provider has chosen to deal with such email messages.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Hosting
The DomainKeys Identified Mail option is enabled by default for all domain names that are hosted in a hosting account on our cloud servers, so you will not need to do anything yourself to turn it on. The sole condition is that the particular domain should be hosted in a website hosting account on our end using our NS and MX resource records, so that the e-mails will go through our email servers. The private encryption key will be created on the server and the TXT resource record, which contains the public key, will be published to the DNS system automatically, so you will not have to do anything manually on your end in order to activate this feature. The DKIM validation system will allow you to send credible messages, so if you are sending offers or a newsletter to clients, for instance, your emails will always reach their target audience, while unauthorized 3rd parties won’t be able to forge your email addresses.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers
All compulsory DKIM records will be set up automatically by our cloud platform when you add a domain name as hosted in your semi-dedicated server account, so if you choose to purchase a semi-dedicated hosting package, you won’t need to configure anything to be able to use the email authentication system. The domain name must use our name servers in order for its DNS resource records to be managed on our end and as long as this condition is satisfied, a private encryption key will be created on our mail servers and a public key will be sent to the DNS system by a special TXT resource 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 forge any email address. Both you and your colleagues or clients can benefit from this feature, as it will guarantee a higher protection level for your email communication.