DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is a validation system used to prove that an e-mail message has been sent by an authorized mail server or person. An e-signature is attached to the email’s header by using a private cryptographic key. When the email is received, a public key that is available in the global Domain Name System is used to confirm who actually sent it and if its content has been edited in any way. The essential job of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to block the widespread scam and spam email messages, as it makes it impossible to fake an email address. If an email message is sent from an email address claiming to belong to your bank, for example, but the signature doesn’t match, you will either not receive the email message at all, or you’ll receive it with a warning alert that most probably it is not authentic. It depends on email providers what exactly will happen with an email message which fails the signature test. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also give you an extra layer of protection when you communicate with your business partners, for example, as they can see for themselves that all the messages that you send are authentic and haven’t been modified in the meantime.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Web Hosting
The DomainKeys Identified Mail option is pre-activated for all domain names that are hosted in a web hosting account on our cloud servers, so you won’t have to do anything yourself to turn it on. The only condition is that the particular domain name should be hosted in a web hosting account on our platform using our MX and NS resource records, so that the e-mail messages will go through our email servers. The private encryption key will be generated on the server and the TXT resource record, which contains the public key, will be published to the DNS database automatically, so you won’t have to do anything manually on your end in order to enable this feature. The DomainKeys Identified Mail authentication system will enable you to send out trustworthy e-mails, so if you are sending offers or a newsletter to clients, for instance, your email messages will always reach their target audience, whereas unsolicited 3rd parties won’t be able to spoof your email addresses.