DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a method for confirming the legitimacy of an email by using a digital signature. When DomainKeys Identified Mail is enabled for a specific domain, a public key is published to the global DNS database and a private one is kept on the mail server. When a new email message is sent, a signature is generated using the private key and when the message is received, the signature is verified by the POP3/IMAP server using the public key. In this way, the recipient can easily recognize if the email is legitimate 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 DomainKeys Identified Mail can also be used to ensure that the sent and the received emails are identical and that nothing has been attached or erased. This email validation system will strengthen your email safety, as you can confirm the genuineness of the important emails that you receive and your colleagues can do likewise with the emails that you send them. Depending on the particular mail service provider’s policy, an email message that fails to pass the check may be deleted or may reach the recipient’s inbox with a warning notification.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Web Hosting
The DomainKeys Identified Mail feature is activated by default for all domain names that are hosted in a cloud web hosting account on our cloud web hosting platform, so you won’t need to do anything on your end to turn it on. The sole condition is that the given domain should be hosted in an account on our end using our MX and NS resource records, so that the e-mails will go through our mail servers. The private encryption 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 need to do anything manually on your end in order to activate this functionality. The DomainKeys Identified Mail email validation system will enable you to send credible e-mails, so if you’re sending a newsletter or offers to clients, for example, your email messages will always reach their target destination, whereas unauthorized third parties will not be able to forge your email addresses.