DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a method for checking the genuineness of an email message using a digital signature. When DomainKeys Identified Mail is enabled for a specific domain name, a public key is published to the global DNS database 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 message is delivered, the signature is verified by the incoming POP3/IMAP mail server using the public key. Thus, the recipient can easily know 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 has been edited in the meantime 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 deleted. This email validation system will heighten your email safety, as you can confirm the authenticity of the important emails that you get and your partners can do likewise with the email messages that you send them. Depending on the given email service provider’s adopted policy, an email that fails the test may be deleted or may emerge in the receiver’s mailbox with a warning flag.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Web Hosting
In case you host a domain name in a cloud web hosting account from our company, all the compulsory records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality will be created by default. This will happen once you add the domain name in , provided that the domain also uses our NS records. A private key will be created on our email servers, while a public key will be added to the global DNS system automatically by using the TXT resource record. Thus, you won’t have to do anything manually and you will be able to take advantage of all the benefits of this validation system – your email messages will be delivered to any destination without being denied and no one will be able to send email messages faking your email addresses. The latter is rather important if the nature of your online presence involves sending periodic newsletters or offers via email to prospective and existing clients.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting
All obligatory DomainKeys Identified Mail records will be created automatically by our cloud hosting platform when you add a domain name as hosted in a semi-dedicated server account, so in case you decide to use this type of hosting, you won’t need to set up anything to be able to take advantage of the email authentication system. The domain name should use our name servers in order for its DNS resource records to be managed on our end and if this precondition is satisfied, a private cryptographic key will be created on our email servers and a public key will be sent to the DNS database by a special TXT record. All addresses that you create using the domain name will be protected by DomainKeys Identified Mail, which will make it impossible for 3rd parties to fake any address. Both you and your associates or clients can benefit from this feature, since it will ensure a higher level of safety for your electronic communication.