DKIM, which stands for DomainKeys Identified Mail, is an email authentication system, which hinders email headers from being forged and email content from being tampered with. This is done by attaching an electronic signature to each email sent from an email address under a given domain name. The signature is created based on a private cryptographic key that’s available on the SMTP mail server and it can be validated using a public key, which is available in the global DNS database. Thus, any message with edited content or a spoofed sender can be spotted by mail service providers. This method will enhance your worldwide web safety dramatically and you’ll know for sure that any email sent from a business collaborator, a banking institution, and so on, is a genuine one. When you send messages, the receiver will also know for sure that you are indeed the one who has sent them. Any mail that appears to be forged may either be marked as such or may never end up in the receiver’s inbox, based on how the particular provider has decided to handle such messages.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Hosting
In case you host a domain name in a cloud hosting account with our company, all the necessary records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality will be added by default. This will happen the moment you add the domain in the Control Panel’s Hosted Domains section, provided that your domain also uses our NS records. A private encryption key will be created on our email servers, while a public key will be sent to the global Domain Name System automatically by using the TXT resource 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 validation system – your emails will reach any target audience without being denied and nobody will be able to send email messages faking your email addresses. The latter is rather important in case the type of your worldwide web presence involves sending out periodic newsletters or offers via email to prospective and current customers.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting
When you choose one of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting that we’re offering, you will be able to use the DKIM option with any domain that you register through your new semi-dedicated server account without any manual intervention, as our avant-garde cloud platform will create all the compulsory records automatically, provided that the domain uses our name servers. The aforementioned is needed for a TXT record to be created for the domain, since this is how the public encryption key can become available in the global DNS system. The private key will also be added automatically to our email servers, so anytime you send out a new email, it will have our system’s digital signature. The number of junk emails keeps increasing each year and rather frequently forged email addresses are used, but if you make use of our hosting services, you and your clients or colleagues won’t have to bother about that.