DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email validation system used to prove that an e-mail message has been sent by an authorized mail server or person. An electronic signature is attached to the header of the email message using a private cryptographic key. When the email is received, a public key that is available in the global DNS database is used to confirm who actually sent it and if the content has been altered in some way. The primary function of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to prevent the widely spread spam and scam emails, 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 instance, but the signature does not match, you will either not get the email message at all, or you’ll get it with an alert that most likely it’s not an authentic one. It depends on email providers what exactly will happen with an email which fails the signature test. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also provide you with an added protection layer when you communicate with your business partners, for instance, as they can see that all the e-mails that you send are legitimate and have not been tampered with in the meantime.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Website Hosting
The DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality is enabled by default for all domain names that are hosted in a cloud website hosting account on our cloud platform, so you won’t need to do anything on your end to enable it. The only requirement is that the particular domain name should be hosted in a hosting account on our end using our MX and NS resource records, so that the e-mails 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 global DNS database automatically, so you will not have to do anything manually on your end in order to enable this feature. The DomainKeys Identified Mail email validation system will enable you to send out trustworthy e-mails, so if you’re sending a newsletter or offers to clients, for instance, your email messages will always reach their target audience, while unauthorized third parties will not be able to forge your email addresses.