DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is a validation system used to check that an email message has been sent by an authenticated server or person. A digital signature is added to the email message’s header using a private cryptographic key. When the message is received, a public key that’s available in the global DNS database is used to check who actually sent it and if its content has been edited in any way. The chief purpose of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to hinder the widespread spam and scam email messages, as it makes it impossible to fake an email address. If an email is sent from an address claiming to belong to your bank, for example, but the signature doesn’t correspond, you will either not receive the message at all, or you’ll get it with a notification that most likely it is not legitimate. It depends on mail service providers what exactly will happen with an email message which fails to pass the signature test. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also supply you with an additional layer of protection when you communicate with your business allies, for instance, as they can see that all the emails that you exchange are legitimate and have not been modified in the meantime.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Hosting
The DomainKeys Identified Mail feature is enabled by default for all domains that are hosted in a shared hosting account on our cloud servers, so you will not have to do anything yourself to enable it. The sole requirement is that the particular domain should be hosted in a website hosting account on our platform using our NS and MX resource records, so that the emails will go through our email servers. The private encryption key will be created on the server and the TXT resource record, which includes the public key, will be published to the global Domain Name System automatically, so you will not have to do anything manually on your end in order to activate this functionality. The DomainKeys Identified Mail authentication system will permit you to send trustable email messages, so if you’re sending a newsletter or offers to customers, for example, your emails will always reach their target destination, while unauthorized 3rd parties won’t be able to forge your email addresses.