DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an authentication system used to certify that an e-mail has been sent by an authorized email server or individual. A digital signature is added to the email’s header by using a private key. When the email is received, a public key that is available in the global DNS database is used to validate who actually sent it and if its content has been altered in some way. The chief task of DKIM is to obstruct the widespread spam and scam emails, as it makes it impossible to forge an email address. If an email is sent from an email address claiming to belong to your bank or financial institution, for instance, but the signature doesn’t match, you will either not receive the email at all, or you’ll receive it with a warning note that most probably it’s not legitimate. It depends on email service providers what exactly will happen with an email message which fails the signature check. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also give you an added layer of protection when you communicate with your business associates, for instance, as they can see for themselves that all the e-mail messages that you send are authentic and have not been tampered with in the meantime.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Website Hosting
The DomainKeys Identified Mail feature is enabled by default for all domains that are hosted in a cloud website hosting account on our cloud web hosting platform, so you will not have to do anything on your end to enable it. The sole requirement is that the particular domain should be hosted in a hosting account on our platform using our NS and MX records, so that the emails will go through our email servers. The private key will be created on the server and the TXT record, which includes 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 activate this feature. The DomainKeys Identified Mail authentication system will enable you to send trustworthy e-mail messages, so if you’re sending offers or a newsletter to clients, for instance, your email messages will always reach their target viewers, whereas unsolicited third parties won’t be able to spoof your email addresses.