DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a system for checking the legitimacy of an email message by using a digital signature. When DomainKeys Identified Mail is activated for a certain domain, a public cryptographic key is published to the global Domain Name System and a private one is stored on the email server. When a new email is sent, a signature is issued using the private key and when the email is received, that signature is verified by the incoming email server using the public key. In this way, the recipient can easily recognize if the email is authentic or if the sender’s address has been forged. A mismatch will occur if the content of the email has been modified in the meantime as well, so DKIM can also be used to ensure that the sent and the delivered messages are identical and that nothing has been added or removed. This validation system will boost your email safety, since you can confirm the legitimacy of the important emails that you get and your associates can do likewise with the emails that you send them. Depending on the particular email service provider’s adopted policies, an email that fails to pass the test may be removed or may show up in the receiver’s mailbox with a warning alert.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Hosting
The DomainKeys Identified Mail feature is activated by default for all domains that are hosted in a cloud hosting account on our cloud servers, so you won’t have to do anything on your end to turn it on. The only requirement is that the particular domain name should be hosted in an account on our end using our NS and MX resource records, so that the e-mail messages will go through our email servers. The private encryption key will be created on the server and the TXT record, which contains the public key, will be published to the Domain Name System automatically, so you won’t need to do anything manually on your end in order to enable this feature. The DomainKeys Identified Mail email validation system will permit you to send out credible email messages, so if you’re sending a newsletter or offers to clients, for instance, your emails will always reach their target audience, whereas unauthorized 3rd parties will not be able to forge your email addresses.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers
All needed DKIM records will be created automatically by our cloud platform when you add a domain name as hosted in your semi-dedicated server account, so in case you choose to get a semi-dedicated server plan, you will not have to set up anything to be able to use the email validation system. The domain must use our name servers so that its DNS records can be managed on our end and if this precondition is satisfied, a private cryptographic key will be generated on our email servers and a public key will be published to the DNS database by a special TXT record. All email addresses that you create with the domain name will be protected by DKIM, which will make it impossible for third parties to fake any email address. Both you and your partners or clients can take advantage of this feature, since it will ensure a much higher level of security for your electronic communication.