DKIM, which is an acronym for DomainKeys Identified Mail, is an email authentication system, which impedes email headers from being forged and email content from being tampered with. This is done by adding a digital signature to each message sent from an email address under a certain domain name. The signature is published based on a private encryption key that is available on the outgoing email server and it can be verified with a public key, which is available in the global DNS database. Thus, any message with altered content or a forged sender can be spotted by email service providers. This method will enhance your online security substantially and you will know for sure that any message sent from a business associate, a banking institution, and so on, is legitimate. When you send out emails, the recipient will also be sure that you are indeed the one who has sent them. Any email that turns out to be fraudulent may either be marked as such or may never reach the recipient’s inbox, based on how the given provider has chosen to cope with such emails.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Hosting
In case you host a domain in a cloud hosting account with our company, all the mandatory records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality will be added by default. This will happen the moment you add the domain in the Control Panel’s Hosted Domains section, on the condition that your domain also uses our NS records. A private cryptographic key will be generated on our mail servers, while a public key will be added to the global Domain Name System automatically using the TXT resource record. Thus, you will not have to do anything manually and you’ll be able to enjoy all the benefits of this validation system – your email messages will reach any audience without being denied and nobody will be able to send out messages forging your addresses. The latter is truly important in case the nature of your web presence involves sending out periodic newsletters or offers via email to potential and current clients.