DKIM, which stands for DomainKeys Identified Mail, is a validation system, which blocks email addresses from being spoofed and email content from being meddled with. This is achieved by adding an e-signature to each and every email sent from an email address under a given domain. The signature is published on the basis of a private cryptographic key that’s available on the sending server and it can be validated by using a public key, which is available in the global Domain Name System. Thus, any message with edited content or a spoofed sender can be spotted by mail service providers. This technology will boost your web safety immensely and you will know for sure that any e-mail message sent from a business ally, a bank, and so on, is authentic. When you send email messages, the recipient will also be sure that you are indeed the one who has sent them. Any email that turns out to be fake may either be marked as such or may never show up in the receiver’s mailbox, based on how the given provider has chosen to deal with such email messages.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Hosting
If you host a domain name in a hosting account with our company, all the required records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail option will be added by default. This will happen the moment you add the domain in the Control Panel’s Hosted Domains section, 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 Domain Name System automatically by using the TXT resource record. Thus, you won’t need to do anything manually and you’ll be able to make use of all the benefits of this authentication system – your email messages will be delivered to any target audience without being rejected and nobody will be able to send messages faking your e-mail addresses. The latter is truly important if the nature of your online presence suggests sending periodic newsletters or offers via email to potential and current customers.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting
All required DomainKeys Identified Mail records will be set up automatically by our cloud web hosting platform when you add a domain as hosted in a semi-dedicated server account, so in case you choose to use this type of hosting, you won’t have to configure anything to be able to take advantage of the email validation system. The domain should use our name servers so that its DNS records can be managed by our company and provided that this requirement is met, a private cryptographic key will be generated on our mail servers and a public key will be sent to the global Domain Name System by a special TXT resource record. All email addresses that you set up using the domain will be protected by DomainKeys Identified Mail, which will make it impossible for third parties to spoof any address. Both you and your colleagues or clients can take advantage of this service, as it will ensure a much higher safety level for your online communication.