DKIM, which stands for DomainKeys Identified Mail, is an email validation system, which prevents email headers from being spoofed and email content from being meddled with. This is done by adding a digital signature to each email sent from an email address under a particular domain. The signature is generated based on a private encryption key that’s available on the sending server and it can be verified by using a public key, which is available in the global Domain Name System. In this way, any email message with changed content or a forged sender can be identified by mail service providers. This technology will strengthen your online security dramatically and you will know for sure that any email message sent from a business partner, a bank, etc., is legitimate. When you send out email messages, the receiver will also know for sure that you are indeed the one who has sent them. Any email message that turns out to be counterfeit may either be marked as such or may never end up in the receiver’s inbox, depending on how the particular provider has chosen to treat such emails.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Website Hosting
In case you host a domain in a website hosting account from our company, all the necessary records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature will be set up by default. This will happen as soon as you add the domain in , on the condition that your domain also uses our NS resource records. A private cryptographic key will be generated on our email servers, while a public key will be published to the DNS system automatically 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 validation system – your emails will be sent to any audience without being denied and nobody will be able to send out emails forging your email addresses. The latter is very important in case the essence of your Internet presence suggests sending out periodic offers or newsletters via email to prospective and existing clients.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you opt for any of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting services that we offer, you will be able to use the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature with any domain that you add to your new semi-dedicated account without any manual setup, as our high-tech cloud web hosting platform will set up all the compulsory records automatically, as long as the domain name uses our name servers. The latter is required for a TXT record to be created for the domain name, as 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 carry our platform’s e-signature. The number of unsolicited bulk emails continues to grow each year and quite frequently phony email addresses are used, but when you use our web hosting services, you and your clients or colleagues won’t need to worry about that.