DomainKeys Identified Mail
What lies behind the acronym DKIM? How could this feature help your e-mail marketing campaigns?
DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an authentication system used to prove that an e-mail message has been sent by an authorized individual or email server. An electronic signature is added to the header of the email message by using a private key. When the message is received, a public key that’s available in the global Domain Name System is used to check who actually sent it and if its content has been modified in some way. The fundamental task of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to avert the widespread scam and spam messages, as it makes it impossible to forge an email address. If an email is sent from an email address claiming to belong to your bank, for example, but the signature doesn’t match, you will either not receive the email message at all, or you will get it with a warning notification that most probably it is not an authentic one. It depends on email service providers what exactly will happen with an email message which fails to pass the signature test. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also give you an additional layer of protection when you communicate with your business allies, for example, as they can see that all the email messages that you send are authentic and have not been tampered with in the meantime.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Cloud Website Hosting
The DomainKeys Identified Mail feature is activated by default for all domain names that are hosted in a cloud website hosting
account on our cloud servers, so you will not need to do anything on your end to enable it. The sole requirement is that the given domain name should be hosted in a hosting account on our end using our NS and MX records, so that the email messages will go through our email servers. The private key will be created on the server and the TXT resource record, which contains the public key, will be published to the Domain Name System automatically, so you won’t need to do anything manually on your end in order to enable this feature. The DomainKeys Identified Mail email authentication system will allow you to send trustable emails, so if you are sending offers or a newsletter to clients, for example, your email messages will always reach their target viewers, while unsolicited 3rd parties won’t be able to forge your email addresses.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting
All compulsory DKIM records will be set up automatically by our cloud hosting platform when you add a domain name as hosted in a semi-dedicated server
account, so if you decide to get a semi-dedicated plan, you won’t have to configure anything to be able to use the email authentication system. The domain name must use our name servers so that its DNS records can be managed by our company and if this prerequisite is answered, a private encryption key will be generated on our mail servers and a public key will be published to the DNS database by a special TXT record. All addresses that you set up using the domain will be protected by DKIM, which will make it impossible for third parties to forge any email address. Both you and your colleagues or customers can benefit from this functionality, as it will guarantee a higher protection level for your electronic communication.