DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email authentication system used to check that an email has been sent by an authorized server or person. An electronic signature is attached to the message’s header using a private encryption key. When the email message is received, a public key that’s available in the global Domain Name System is used to verify who exactly sent it and whether its content has been modified in any way. The chief function of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to impede 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 or financial institution, for example, but the signature does not match, you will either not get the email message at all, or you’ll receive it with a warning note that most likely it’s not authentic. It depends on email service providers what exactly will happen with an email which fails the signature test. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also provide you with an added safety layer when you communicate with your business associates, for example, as they can see that all the email messages that you send are genuine and haven’t been manipulated in the meantime.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Hosting
The DomainKeys Identified Mail feature is pre-activated for all domain names that are hosted in a hosting account on our cloud website hosting platform, so you will not have to do anything yourself to activate it. The sole requirement is that the given domain name should be hosted in a website hosting account on our platform using our MX and NS records, so that the email messages will go through our email servers. The private encryption key will be generated on the server and the TXT record, which includes the public key, will be published to the global Domain Name System automatically, so you will not need to do anything manually on your end in order to enable this option. The DomainKeys Identified Mail email authentication system will permit you to send trustworthy e-mails, so if you’re sending offers or a newsletter to customers, for instance, your emails will always reach their target audience, whereas unsolicited third parties won’t be able to spoof your email addresses.