DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a system for validating the authenticity of an email message by using an e-signature. When DKIM is activated for a particular domain, a public encryption key is published to the global DNS system and a private one is kept on the mail server. When a new email is sent, a signature is issued using the private key and when the email message is received, that signature is verified by the POP3/IMAP server using the public key. In this way, the recipient can easily tell if the email message is legitimate or if the sender’s email address has been spoofed. A mismatch will occur if the content of the email message has been altered on its way as well, so DKIM can also be used to make sure that the sent and the delivered messages are identical and that nothing has been attached or removed. This email validation system will enhance your email security, as you can validate the legitimacy of the important emails that you receive and your associates can do likewise with the email messages that you send them. Based on the given mail service provider’s policy, an email message that fails the examination may be deleted or may emerge in the receiver’s mailbox with a warning.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Hosting
If you host a domain in a cloud hosting account with our company, all the needed records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail option will be set up by default. This will happen the moment you add the domain in , as long as the domain also uses our NS records. A private key will be created on our email servers, while a public key will be published to the Domain Name System automatically by using the TXT resource record. In this way, you won’t need to do anything manually and you’ll be able to take full advantage of all the benefits of this email authentication system – your messages will be sent to any target destination without being disallowed and nobody will be able to send email messages faking your email addresses. The latter is quite important in case the essence of your online presence involves sending out periodic offers or newsletters via email to potential and current customers.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers
All obligatory 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 decide to buy a semi-dedicated plan, you will not need to configure anything to be able to use the email validation system. The domain should use our name servers in order for its DNS resource records to be managed by our company and provided that this condition is satisfied, a private encryption key will be created on our email servers and a public key will be published to the Domain Name System by a special TXT record. All addresses that you set up using the domain will be protected by DKIM, which will make it impossible for 3rd parties to spoof any address. Both you and your associates or customers can take advantage of this service, since it will ensure a much higher safety level for your e-correspondence.