DKIM, which stands for DomainKeys Identified Mail, is a validation system, which impedes email addresses from being forged and email content from being meddled with. This is achieved by adding an e-signature to each email sent from an address under a specific domain. The signature is created based on a private cryptographic key that is available on the outbound SMTP email server and it can be verified with a public key, which is available in the global Domain Name System. Thus, any message with modified content or a forged sender can be identified by email providers. This method will heighten your web security significantly and you will know for sure that any e-mail sent from a business partner, a bank, and so on, is legitimate. When you send out messages, the recipient will also know for sure that you are indeed the one who has sent them. Any mail that appears to be phony may either be marked as such or may never reach the recipient’s inbox, based on how the particular provider has decided to cope with such emails.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Web Hosting
The DomainKeys Identified Mail option is pre-activated for all domain names that are hosted in a shared web hosting account on our cloud platform, so you won’t have to do anything yourself to enable it. The only condition is that the particular domain should be hosted in a web hosting account on our platform using our NS and MX resource records, so that the e-mail messages will go through our mail servers. The private encryption key will be created on the server and the TXT resource record, which contains the public key, will be published to the Domain Name System automatically, so you will not need to do anything manually on your end in order to enable this functionality. The DKIM email validation system will allow you to send out trustable email messages, so if you’re sending a newsletter or offers to clients, for example, your emails will always reach their target audience, while unauthorized third parties will not be able to spoof your email addresses.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting
When you choose one of the semi-dedicated hosting offered by us, you will be able to use the DKIM protection service with any domain that you add to your new semi-dedicated server account without any manual intervention, as our advanced cloud web hosting platform will create all the required records automatically, as long as the domain name uses our name servers. The aforementioned is required for a TXT record to be created for the domain, since this is how the public cryptographic 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 message, it will have our system’s digital signature. The number of spam messages continues to grow every year and rather frequently counterfeit email addresses are used, but if you use our web hosting services, you and your customers or colleagues won’t need to worry about that.