DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email validation system used to verify that an e-mail has been sent by an authenticated server or individual. An electronic signature is attached to the header of the message using a private encryption key. When the message is received, a public key that’s available in the global Domain Name System is used to check who exactly sent it and whether its content has been changed in some way. The prime purpose of DKIM is to obstruct the widespread spam and scam messages, as it makes it impossible to forge an email address. If a message is sent from an email address claiming to belong to your bank, for example, but the signature doesn’t correspond, you will either not receive the email message at all, or you’ll get it with an alert that most likely it’s not a genuine one. It depends on mail service providers what exactly will happen with an email which fails the signature check. DKIM will also offer you an extra layer of security when you communicate with your business allies, for example, as they can see that all the email messages that you send are authentic and haven’t been manipulated on their way.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Website Hosting
If you host a domain in a shared website hosting account from our company, all the needed records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature will be added by default. This will happen the moment you add the domain name in the Control Panel’s Hosted Domains section, on the condition that the domain also uses our NS records. A private cryptographic key will be created on our email servers, while a public key will be added to the global DNS system automatically using the TXT record. In this way, you will not need to do anything manually and you will be able to enjoy all the benefits of this validation system – your email messages will be delivered to any target destination without being discarded and no one will be able to send email messages forging your addresses. The latter is rather important if the nature of your worldwide web presence involves sending regular offers or newsletters via email to prospective and current customers.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers
When you select one of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting plans that we offer, you’ll be able to use the DomainKeys Identified Mail protection service with any domain name that you register through your new semi-dedicated hosting account without any manual intervention, as our top-notch cloud web hosting platform will set up all the compulsory records automatically, on the condition that the domain uses our name servers. The aforementioned is needed for a TXT record to be created for the domain name, as this is how the public encryption key can become available in the global Domain Name System. The private key will also be added automatically to our mail servers, so every time you send out a new email message, it will carry our system’s digital signature. The number of junk emails keeps growing every year and rather frequently fake addresses are used, but if you use our web hosting services, you and your clients or colleagues won’t have to bother about that.