DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a system for confirming the legitimacy of an email using an e-signature. When DomainKeys Identified Mail is activated for a given domain, a public encryption key is published to the global DNS system and a private one is kept on the email server. When a new message is sent, a signature is issued using the private key and when the email is received, that signature is ‘scanned’ by the incoming mail server using the public key. In this way, the receiver can easily distinguish if the email message is genuine 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 make sure that the sent and the received messages are identical and that nothing has been attached or erased. This email authentication system will strengthen your email safety, as you can verify the genuineness of the important emails that you receive and your colleagues can do likewise with the messages that you send them. Depending on the particular email provider’s policy, an email message that fails to pass the check may be removed or may enter the recipient’s mailbox with a warning notification.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Website Hosting
If you host a domain in a website hosting account from us, all the obligatory records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature will be set up by default. This will happen once you add the domain in , provided that the domain also uses our NS records. A private encryption key will be created on our email servers, whereas a public key will be added to the global Domain Name System automatically using the TXT record. In this way, you won’t need to do anything manually and you’ll be able to enjoy all the benefits of this email authentication system – your email messages will be delivered to any target audience without being discarded and nobody will be able to send out emails faking your addresses. The latter is pretty important in case the type of your Internet presence suggests sending periodic offers or newsletters via email to potential and current customers.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers
When you choose any of the semi-dedicated hosting service that we’re offering, you will be able to use the DomainKeys Identified Mail protection service with any domain name that you add to your brand new semi-dedicated hosting account without any manual setup, as our cutting-edge cloud web hosting platform will create all the needed records automatically, on the condition that the domain name uses our name servers. The aforementioned is needed for a TXT record to be created for the domain, since this is how the public encryption key can become available in the global DNS system. The private key will also be added automatically to our mail servers, so anytime you send out a new email, it will have our system’s digital signature. The number of unsolicited bulk messages keeps increasing each year and quite frequently phony addresses are used, but when you make use of our hosting services, you and your customers or colleagues will not need to bother about that.