DKIM, which is an acronym for DomainKeys Identified Mail, is a validation system, which blocks email headers from being forged and email content from being modified. This is achieved by attaching an electronic signature to each and every email sent from an address under a certain domain name. The signature is issued on the basis of a private encryption key that is available on the SMTP server and it can be validated with a public key, which is available in the global DNS database. Thus, any email with changed content or a spoofed sender can be spotted by email providers. This method will increase your web security markedly and you’ll know for sure that any email sent from a business partner, a bank, etc., is a legitimate one. When you send email messages, the recipient will also be sure that you are indeed the one who has sent them. Any email message that appears to be counterfeit may either be marked as such or may never appear in the receiver’s mailbox, based on how the particular provider has chosen to cope with such emails.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Hosting
The DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality is pre-enabled for all domains that are hosted in a cloud hosting account on our cloud hosting platform, so you will not need to do anything on your end to enable it. The sole condition is that the particular domain name should be hosted in a web hosting account on our end using our MX and NS records, so that the e-mails will go through our email servers. The private cryptographic key will be generated on the server and the TXT resource record, which contains the public key, will be published to the global DNS database automatically, so you will not need to do anything manually on your end in order to activate this feature. The DKIM email authentication system will enable you to send trustable e-mails, so if you are sending a newsletter or offers to clients, for instance, your emails will always reach their target audience, while unsolicited third parties will not be able to forge your email addresses.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting
All compulsory DomainKeys Identified Mail records will be set up automatically by our cloud hosting platform when you add a domain name as hosted in your semi-dedicated server account, so in case you decide to get a semi-dedicated server plan, you will not need to set up anything to be able to take advantage of the email validation system. The domain name should use our name servers so that its DNS resource records can be managed by our company and provided that this condition is matched, a private encryption key will be generated on our email servers and a public key will be published to the Domain Name System by a special TXT resource record. All email addresses that you create with the domain will be protected by DomainKeys Identified Mail, which will make it impossible for third parties to fake any email address. Both you and your associates or clients can take advantage of this option, as it will ensure a much higher safety level for your electronic correspondence.