DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a method for validating the genuineness of an email message by using an e-signature. When DomainKeys Identified Mail is activated for a particular domain name, a public encryption key is published to the global Domain Name System and a private one is kept on the mail server. When a new email is sent, a signature is issued using the private key and when the message is delivered, that signature is authenticated by the receiving server using the public key. Thus, the recipient can easily know if the email message is legitimate or if the sender’s address has been forged. A mismatch will appear if the content of the email message has been altered on its way as well, so DKIM can also be used to ensure that the sent and the delivered email messages are identical and that nothing has been attached or removed. This validation system will increase your email safety, as you can confirm the genuineness of the important emails that you receive and your associates can do the same with the messages that you send them. Based on the given mail service provider’s adopted policy, an email that fails to pass the check may be erased or may be delivered to the recipient’s mailbox with a warning sign.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Hosting
In case you host a domain in a shared hosting
account with our company, all the required records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail option will be set up by default. This will happen once you add the domain in , as long as 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 Domain Name System automatically using the TXT record. In this way, you will not need to do anything manually and you’ll be able to make use of all the benefits of this email validation system – your email messages will be sent to any target destination without being disallowed and no one will be able to send out emails faking your email addresses. The latter is pretty important if the essence of your web presence suggests sending out regular offers or newsletters via email to potential and current clients.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers
When you pick any of the Linux semi-dedicated servers
offered by our company, you’ll be able to use the DKIM protection service with any domain that you register through your brand-new semi-dedicated hosting account without any manual intervention, as our advanced cloud web hosting platform will set up all the obligatory records automatically, provided that the domain name uses our name servers. The latter is needed for a TXT resource record to be created for the domain, as this is how the public encryption key can become available in the global DNS database. The private key will also be added automatically to our email servers, so whenever you send out a new email message, it will have our system’s e-signature. The number of junk email messages continues to grow each year and very often fake addresses are used, but if you use our web hosting services, you and your clients or associates will not need to worry about that.