DKIM, which stands for DomainKeys Identified Mail, is an email authentication system, which impedes email addresses from being forged and email content from being manipulated. This is achieved by attaching an e-signature to each email message sent from an email address under a specific domain. The signature is generated on the basis of a private encryption key that’s available on the outbound mail server and it can be verified by using a public key, which is available in the global Domain Name System. Thus, any email with altered content or a spoofed sender can be recognized by email service providers. This approach will increase your web safety noticeably and you will be 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 mail that appears to be fake may either be labeled as such or may never show up in the recipient’s inbox, based on how the particular provider has decided to cope with such email messages.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Hosting
In case you host a domain name in a cloud hosting account from us, all the necessary records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature will be set up by default. This will happen the moment you add the domain name in the Control Panel’s Hosted Domains section, provided that it also uses our NS records. A private key will be created on our mail servers, while a public key will be published to the DNS system automatically by using the TXT record. In this way, you won’t have to do anything manually and you will be able to enjoy all the benefits of this authentication system – your emails will be sent to any target destination without being rejected and nobody will be able to send email messages forging your addresses. The latter is rather important in case the essence of your online presence suggests sending regular offers or newsletters via email to potential and existing customers.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers
When you opt for one of the semi-dedicated servers that we offer, you will be able to use DKIM protection with any domain name that you register through your brand-new semi-dedicated server account without any manual intervention, as our high-tech cloud hosting platform will create all the obligatory records automatically, provided that the domain name uses our name servers. The latter is needed for a TXT resource record to be created for the domain name, since this is how the public cryptographic key can become available in the global DNS database. The private key will also be added automatically to our email servers, so every time you send a new email message, it will include our platform’s electronic signature. The number of unsolicited bulk emails continues to rise each year and very often counterfeit email addresses are used, but if you make use of our hosting services, you and your clients or partners won’t need to bother about that.