DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a method for validating the authenticity of an email using an e-signature. When DKIM is activated for a specific domain name, a public cryptographic key is published to the global DNS system and a private one is stored on the email server. If a new email message is sent, a signature is issued using the private key and when the email message is received, the signature is ‘scanned’ by the POP3/IMAP mail server using the public key. Thus, the receiver can easily tell if the email message is authentic or if the sender’s address has been forged. A discrepancy will occur if the content of the email message has been modified on its way as well, so DomainKeys Identified Mail can also be used to make sure that the sent and the delivered messages are identical and that nothing has been attached or deleted. This email authentication system will strengthen your email safety, as you can verify the authenticity of the important email messages that you get and your partners can do likewise with the messages that you send them. Depending on the given email service provider’s policies, an email that fails the test may be deleted or may be delivered to the receiver’s inbox with a warning notification.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Web Hosting
The DomainKeys Identified Mail option is pre-activated for all domains that are hosted in a web hosting
account on our cloud web hosting platform, so you will not need to do anything on your end to turn it on. The sole condition is that the given domain name should be hosted in a web hosting account on our platform using our NS and MX resource records, so that the emails will go through our email servers. The private cryptographic key will be generated on the server and the TXT record, which includes the public key, will be published to the global DNS system automatically, so you won’t need to do anything manually on your end in order to activate this feature. The DKIM validation system will allow you to send trustworthy messages, so if you are sending offers or a newsletter to clients, for instance, your email messages will always reach their target destination, whereas unsolicited third parties will not be able to forge your email addresses.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers
All mandatory DKIM records will be created automatically by our cloud hosting platform when you add a domain as hosted in your semi-dedicated server
account, so if you decide to order a semi-dedicated hosting plan, you will not need to configure anything to be able to take advantage of the email authentication system. The domain must use our name servers in order for its DNS resource records to be managed by our company and as long as this precondition is fulfilled, a private key will be generated on our mail servers and a public key will be added to the global Domain Name System by a special TXT record. All addresses that you create using the domain name will be protected by DKIM, which will make it impossible for 3rd parties to spoof any address. Both you and your partners or clients can benefit from this functionality, as it will ensure a higher level of security for your e-correspondence.