DKIM, which is an abbreviation for DomainKeys Identified Mail, is an email authentication system, which obstructs email addresses from being forged and email content from being tampered with. This is achieved by adding an e-signature to every message sent from an address under a specific domain. The signature is created on the basis of a private cryptographic key that is available on the outgoing SMTP server and it can be verified by using a public key, which is available in the global Domain Name System. Thus, any email with altered content or a forged sender can be recognized by mail service providers. This approach will boost your online safety dramatically and you’ll be sure that any message sent from a business collaborator, a banking institution, etc., is legitimate. When you send out messages, the receiver will also know for sure that you are indeed the one who has sent them. Any email that turns out to be fraudulent may either be flagged as such or may never reach the recipient’s mailbox, depending on how the given provider has chosen to treat such email messages.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Hosting
The DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality is pre-enabled for all domains that are hosted in a hosting account on our cloud website hosting platform, so you will not have to do anything yourself to enable it. The sole condition is that the given domain name should be hosted in an account on our platform using our NS and MX records, so that the e-mail messages will go through our mail servers. The private cryptographic key will be created on the server and the TXT record, which contains the public key, will be published to the global DNS system automatically, so you will not have to do anything manually on your end in order to activate this feature. The DKIM email authentication system will permit you to send trustworthy messages, so if you are sending offers or a newsletter to clients, for instance, your email messages will always reach their target viewers, whereas unauthorized 3rd parties will not be able to spoof your email addresses.