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Send Email From Business Email Using DKIM
Send Email From Business Email Using DKIM
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Introduction

In this article, we'll delve into the intricacies of sending emails from your business email address using DKIM, empowering you to bolster the security of your email communications and enhance deliverability rates. Whether you're a small business owner, a marketer, or an IT professional, understanding DKIM and its implementation is essential for safeguarding your organization's online reputation.

What is DKIM?

DKIM (DomainKeys Identified Mail) is a security protocol that is used to protect email messages from being forged or modified in transit. In this article, we will show you the steps to set up DKIM on your domain provider account.

DKIM uses a combination of public and private keys to sign and verify email messages. When an email message is sent, the sender's mail server adds a digital signature to the message using a private key. This signature is a unique code that is generated using a mathematical algorithm and it is based on the contents of the message.

When the recipient receives the email message, their mail server uses the sender's public key to verify the signature and ensure that the message has not been altered in any way. If the signature is valid, the recipient can be confident that the message is authentic and came from the sender.

You must set up custom DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) authentication for your domains. It will ensure your emails reach your recipients’ inboxes, and they will appear as sent through your branded emails and not from AiTrillion emails.

It is a form of email authentication that allows an organization to claim responsibility for a message in a way that can be validated by the recipient.

Note: Please remember that to configure DKIM, you need to have a professional email service (e.g. yourname@yourwebsiteurl.com ). Free email services provided by Gmail / Yahoo / Microsoft etc will not work, even if one of these is used by your business for professional purposes.

Workflow

You can set up the DKIM settings in the app by following the below steps:

Step 1. Go to the DKIM Settings page under email marketing and settings.

Step 2. A page will appear, fill in the details, and click on the Save button.

Then a popup will appear with the below details, You need to do these CNAME entries in your domain hosting provider account.

Note: If you don’t have a domain-associated email address, then you can get one from any email hosting provider. Find a list of the most popular email hosting providers below.

Step 3. Add the following DNS records to your domain hosting provider account.

Check the following 3 CNAME records to set up your dedicated sending domain:

Type

Hostname

Value

CNAME

s1._domainkey

s1.domainkey.u8130067.wl068.sendgrid.net

CNAME

s2._domainkey

s2.domainkey.u8130067.wl068.sendgrid.net

CNAME

ai

u8130067.wl068.sendgrid.net

Follow the below steps to set up the DKIM (add the CNAME entries) in the different hosting providers.

GoDaddy

A). Log in to your GoDaddy account.

B). Click on this URL – https://account.godaddy.com/products

C). Click on DNS

D). In the next screen click on Add to add the CNAME entries.

E). Fill in the details in the form and click on the Save button.

Note: You need to do three CNAME entries given below.

Type – CNAME

Host – s1._domainkey

Points to – s1.domainkey.u8130067.wl068.sendgrid.net

TTL – 1 Hour

—————————

Type – CNAME

Host – s2._domainkey

Points to – s2.domainkey.u8130067.wl068.sendgrid.net

TTL – 1 Hour

—————————

Type – CNAME

Host – ai

Points to – u8130067.wl068.sendgrid.net

TTL – 1 Hour

F). Once you are done with all 3 entries then click on Validate.

Shopify

A). Log in to your Shopify Admin.

B). Go to Online Store > Domains

C). Click on Manage.

D). Click on DNS settings.

E). Click on Add custom record then select CNAME record.

F). Fill in the details in the form and click on the Confirm button.

Note: You need to add three CNAME records as given below.

Name – s1._domainkey

Points to – s1.domainkey.u8130067.wl068.sendgrid.net

—————————

Name – s2._domainkey

Points to – s2.domainkey.u8130067.wl068.sendgrid.net

—————————

Name – ai

Points to – u8130067.wl068.sendgrid.net

G). Once you are done with all 3 entries then click on Validate.

Google

B). Click on the My Domains button in the top right corner.

C). Click on the Sign-in button in the top right corner.

D). Click on DNS in the left-side panel.

E). Scroll below and go to the Custom Resource Records section.

F). Fill the details in the form and click on Add.

Note: You need to add three CNAME records as given below.

@ – s1._domainkey

Domain name – s1.domainkey.u8130067.wl068.sendgrid.net

—————————

@ – s2._domainkey

Domain name – s2.domainkey.u8130067.wl068.sendgrid.net

—————————

@ – ai

Domain name – u8130067.wl068.sendgrid.net

G). Once you are done with all 3 entries then click on Validate.

Once DKIM has been successfully validated and the necessary changes have been made, the Email marketing module will remain enabled.

Overall, DKIM is an important security protocol that helps to protect email messages from being forged or modified in transit. It can help to prevent phishing attacks and other forms of email fraud, and it can provide an additional layer of security and trust for online communications.

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