DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email validation system used to confirm that an email has been sent by an authorized server or person. An e-signature is attached to the message’s header using a private cryptographic key. When the email message is received, a public key that’s available in the global Domain Name System is used to confirm who actually sent it and if its content has been edited in some way. The fundamental job of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to hinder the widely spread scam and spam emails, 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 example, but the signature does not match, you will either not get the email at all, or you’ll get it with an alert that most probably it is not genuine. It depends on email service providers what exactly will happen with an email message which fails the signature examination. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also offer you an added layer of protection when you communicate with your business associates, for example, as they can see that all the email messages that you send are genuine and have not been meddled with in the meantime.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Web Hosting
If you host a domain in a web hosting
account from our company, all the mandatory records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality will be set up by default. This will happen once you add the domain in the Control Panel’s Hosted Domains section, provided that your domain also uses our NS resource records. A private key will be generated on our email servers, whereas a public key will be published to the global DNS database automatically by using the TXT record. Thus, you won’t have to do anything manually and you will be able to take full advantage of all the benefits of this email validation system – your emails will be delivered to any destination without being rejected and no one will be able to send out emails forging your email addresses. The latter is very important in case the nature of your Internet presence involves sending out periodic newsletters or offers via email to prospective and current clients.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers
When you choose one of the semi-dedicated servers
that we are offering, you will be able to use the DomainKeys Identified Mail option with any domain that you register through your new semi-dedicated account without any manual setup, as our cutting-edge cloud web hosting platform will create all the obligatory records automatically, on the condition that the domain uses our name servers. The latter is required for a TXT resource record to be set up for the domain, as this is how the public cryptographic key can become available in the global DNS database. The private key will also be added automatically to our email servers, so every time you send a new email, it will include our platform’s digital signature. The number of unsolicited bulk email messages continues to increase every year and rather often phony email addresses are used, but when you use our web hosting services, you and your clients or colleagues won’t need to worry about that.