DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is a validation system used to check that an e-mail has been sent by an authorized server or person. An electronic signature is attached to the email message’s header using a private cryptographic key. When the message is received, a public key that’s available in the global DNS database is used to confirm who actually sent it and whether its content has been modified in some way. The fundamental job of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to stop the widespread scam and spam emails, as it makes it impossible to forge an email address. If an email message is sent from an email address claiming to belong to your bank, for instance, but the signature doesn’t match, you will either not receive the email at all, or you’ll receive it with a warning alert that most probably it is not a genuine one. It depends on email providers what exactly will happen with an email that fails the signature test. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also supply you with an extra safety layer when you communicate with your business associates, for example, as they can see for themselves that all the email messages that you exchange are legitimate and have not been tampered with on their way.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Web Hosting
If you host a domain in a cloud web hosting account from us, all the compulsory records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature will be set up by default. This will happen as soon as you add the domain name in , provided that your domain also uses our NS resource records. A private cryptographic key will be created on our email servers, whereas a public key will be sent to the global DNS system automatically by using the TXT record. In this way, you won’t have to do anything manually and you’ll be able to take advantage of all the benefits of this email authentication system – your email messages will be sent to any target audience without being denied and nobody will be able to send out email messages faking your e-mail addresses. The latter is very important if the essence of your Internet presence involves sending regular newsletters or offers via email to prospective and current clients.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers
All mandatory DomainKeys Identified Mail records will be created automatically by our cloud web hosting platform when you add a domain name as hosted in a semi-dedicated server account, so in case you choose to get a semi-dedicated server plan, you won’t have 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 if this requirement is fulfilled, a private key will be created on our email servers and a public key will be published to the global Domain Name System by a special TXT record. All email addresses that you set up using the domain name will be protected by DomainKeys Identified Mail, which will make it impossible for 3rd parties to spoof any email address. Both you and your partners or clients can benefit from this option, since it will ensure a higher security level for your online correspondence.