DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is a validation system used to check that an email message has been sent by an authenticated person or mail server. An electronic signature is attached to the message’s header using a private key. When the email message is received, a public key that’s available in the global Domain Name System is used to check who exactly sent it and if its content has been modified in any way. The primary job of DomainKeys Identified Mail is to impede the widespread spam and scam messages, as it makes it impossible to fake an email address. If an email is sent from an email address claiming to belong to your bank or financial institution, for example, but the signature doesn’t match, you will either not get the email at all, or you’ll receive it with a warning notice that most likely it is not authentic. It depends on email providers what exactly will happen with an email which fails to pass the signature test. DomainKeys Identified Mail will also offer you an additional layer of safety when you communicate with your business allies, for example, as they can see for themselves that all the e-mails that you send are legitimate and have not been tampered with in the meantime.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers
All necessary DKIM records will be set up automatically by our cloud platform when you add a domain name as hosted in your semi-dedicated server account, so if you decide to order a semi-dedicated server plan, you will not have to set up anything to be able to take advantage of the email validation system. The domain name must use our name servers in order for its DNS records to be managed by our company and provided that this precondition is fulfilled, a private key will be created on our mail servers and a public key will be published to the global DNS system by a special TXT record. All addresses that you set up with the domain will be protected by DKIM, which will make it impossible for 3rd parties to spoof any email address. Both you and your associates or customers can take advantage of this option, as it will guarantee a much higher protection level for your email correspondence.