DKIM, which is short for DomainKeys Identified Mail, is an email authentication system, which prevents email addresses from being spoofed and email content from being meddled with. This is achieved by adding a digital signature to every email message sent from an email address under a specific domain. The signature is generated based on a private encryption key that is available on the outbound SMTP email server and it can be validated by using a public key, which is available in the global DNS database. Thus, any email message with edited content or a forged sender can be identified by email providers. This approach will strengthen your online safety noticeably and you will know for sure that any email sent from a business associate, a banking institution, etc., is a legitimate one. When you send email messages, the recipient will also know for sure that you are indeed the one who has sent them. Any mail that turns out to be bogus may either be marked as such or may never show up in the recipient’s mailbox, based on how the given provider has chosen to cope with such messages.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Hosting
If you host a domain name in a cloud hosting account with our company, all the compulsory records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality will be set up by default. This will happen once you add the domain in , provided that it also uses our NS resource records. A private encryption key will be generated on our email servers, while a public key will be added to the DNS database automatically using the TXT record. In this way, you won’t have to do anything manually and you will be able to make use of all the benefits of this email authentication system – your email messages will be delivered to any target destination without being rejected and no one will be able to send out emails faking your email addresses. The latter is quite important if the nature of your web presence suggests sending out periodic offers or newsletters via email to potential and existing customers.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers
When you opt for any of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting service that we’re offering, you will be able to use the DomainKeys Identified Mail option with any domain that you add to your brand new semi-dedicated hosting account without any manual intervention, as our leading-edge cloud hosting platform will create all the necessary records automatically, on the condition that the domain uses our name servers. The aforementioned is needed for a TXT record to be created for the domain name, since this is how the public key can become available in the global DNS system. The private key will also be added automatically to our email servers, so whenever you send a new email, it will carry our platform’s e-signature. The number of spam emails keeps growing every year and quite frequently phony email addresses are used, but when you use our hosting services, you and your customers or partners won’t need to worry about that.