DomainKeys Identified Mail
DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) - learn more about it, what it does, how it works and how to activate it for your mailboxes.
DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a method for verifying the genuineness of an email using an e-signature. When DomainKeys Identified Mail is enabled for a specific domain, a public key is published to the global DNS system and a private one is kept on the mail server. If a new email is sent, a signature is generated using the private key and when the message is delivered, the signature is validated by the incoming POP3/IMAP email server using the public key. In this way, the receiver can easily know if the email message is authentic or if the sender’s address has been forged. A discrepancy will occur if the content of the email has been edited on its way as well, so DKIM can also be used to ensure that the sent and the delivered email messages are identical and that nothing has been attached or deleted. This email validation system will increase your email safety, as you can validate the legitimacy of the important emails that you get and your partners can do the exact same thing with the emails that you send them. Depending on the given email service provider’s policies, an email that fails the check may be erased or may show up in the recipient’s mailbox with a warning notification.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting
When you pick one of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting offered by us, you’ll be able to use the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature with any domain name that you register through your brand new semi-dedicated account without any manual setup, as our innovative cloud platform will set up all the necessary records automatically, as long as the domain uses our name servers. The latter is needed for a TXT record to be created for the domain, as this is how the public cryptographic key can become available in the global DNS system. The private key will also be added automatically to our email servers, so whenever you send out a new email, it will carry our platform’s digital signature. The number of spam emails continues to rise each year and quite frequently fake email addresses are used, but if you use our web hosting services, you and your clients or associates won’t need to bother about that.