DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a method for verifying the authenticity of an email using an electronic signature. When DomainKeys Identified Mail is enabled for a certain domain name, a public key is published to the global DNS system and a private one is stored on the email server. If a new email is sent, a signature is generated using the private key and when the message is delivered, the signature is checked by the POP3/IMAP email server using the public key. Thus, the receiver can easily tell if the email is legitimate or if the sender’s email address has been forged. A discrepancy will appear if the content of the email message has been edited in the meantime as well, so DomainKeys Identified Mail can also be used to ensure that the sent and the received email messages are identical and that nothing has been attached or erased. This email authentication system will boost your email safety, as you can validate the legitimacy of the important emails that you receive and your colleagues can do likewise with the emails that you send them. Based on the particular email service provider’s adopted policy, an email that fails to pass the test may be deleted or may reach the recipient’s inbox with a warning symbol.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Website Hosting
In case you host a domain name in a website hosting account with our company, all the necessary records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature will be created by default. This will happen once you add the domain name in , as long as the 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 DNS database automatically by using the TXT record. Thus, you will not have to do anything manually and you’ll be able to make use of all the benefits of this authentication system – your emails will be delivered to any destination without being rejected and no one will be able to send messages forging your email addresses. The latter is rather important in case the essence of your online presence suggests sending regular newsletters or offers via email to potential and existing clients.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting
All obligatory DomainKeys Identified Mail records will be created automatically by our cloud platform when you add a domain as hosted in your semi-dedicated server account, so in case you choose to use this type of hosting, you won’t need to configure anything to be able to use the email authentication system. The domain name should use our name servers so that its DNS resource records can be managed on our end and provided that this condition is matched, a private encryption key will be created on our mail servers and a public key will be added to the DNS database by a special TXT resource record. All email addresses that you set up with 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 customers can take advantage of this functionality, as it will guarantee a higher level of security for your e-communication.