DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is a system for checking the authenticity of an email message by using an e-signature. When DKIM is enabled for a certain domain, a public key is published to the global DNS system and a private one is kept on the mail server. If a new message is sent, a signature is generated using the private key and when the email message is delivered, that signature is verified by the incoming mail server using the public key. In this way, the receiver can easily distinguish if the message is genuine 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 delivered emails are identical and that nothing has been added or removed. This authentication system will strengthen your email safety, since you can validate the genuineness of the important email messages that you get and your associates can do the same with the emails that you send them. Depending on the particular email provider’s policies, a message that fails the test may be erased or may appear in the recipient’s inbox with a warning symbol.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Website Hosting
If you host a domain name in a cloud website hosting account from our company, all the compulsory records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail option will be created by default. This will happen once you add the domain in the Control Panel’s Hosted Domains section, as long as it also uses our NS resource records. A private key will be generated on our email servers, while a public key will be published to the DNS database automatically by using the TXT resource record. Thus, you will not have to do anything manually and you’ll be able to take full advantage of all the benefits of this email validation system – your email messages will be delivered to any target destination without being discarded and no one will be able to send email messages forging your email addresses. The latter is really important in case the type of your worldwide web presence involves sending regular offers or newsletters via email to prospective and current customers.