DKIM, which is an acronym for DomainKeys Identified Mail, is a validation system, which hinders email headers from being forged and email content from being manipulated. This is achieved by adding an electronic signature to every email sent from an address under a given domain. The signature is generated on the basis of a private encryption key that’s available on the outgoing email server and it can be validated with a public key, which is available in the global Domain Name System. In this way, any message with altered content or a spoofed sender can be identified by mail service providers. This approach will increase your web security enormously and you’ll know for sure that any email message sent from a business associate, a bank, etc., is legitimate. When you send out messages, the receiver will also know for sure that you are indeed the one who has sent them. Any email message that turns out to be phony may either be marked as such or may never show up in the recipient’s mailbox, depending on how the particular provider has decided to treat such emails.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Hosting
The DomainKeys Identified Mail option is pre-enabled for all domain names that are hosted in a hosting account on our cloud website hosting platform, so you will not have to do anything yourself to enable it. The only requirement is that the particular domain should be hosted in a hosting account on our platform using our NS and MX resource records, so that the e-mails will go through our email servers. The private key will be created on the server and the TXT record, which includes the public key, will be published to the global Domain Name System automatically, so you will not need to do anything manually on your end in order to activate this functionality. The DKIM validation system will enable you to send out trustable email messages, so if you are sending a newsletter or offers to customers, for example, your emails will always reach their target viewers, while unauthorized 3rd parties will not be able to spoof your email addresses.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting
All compulsory DKIM 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 buy a semi-dedicated server plan, you will not need to set up anything to be able to use the email authentication system. The domain name must use our name servers in order for its DNS resource records to be managed by us and in case this prerequisite is answered, a private key will be created on our mail servers and a public key will be sent to the global Domain Name System by a special TXT resource record. All addresses that you create using the domain will be protected by DKIM, which will make it impossible for third parties to forge any email address. Both you and your partners or clients can benefit from this functionality, since it will guarantee a higher security level for your online communication.