What is DKIM Key? How to generate it and add DKIM record?
What is DKIM record?
DKIM (DomainKeys Identified Mail) is an email verification process designed to identify email spoofing by implementing a mechanism which allows receiving mail exchangers to check the incoming email from a domain which is authorized by the administrators of that domain. This mechanism prevents forged sender email addresses, a technique which is mostly used in email spam and phishing. DKIM permits the receiver to validate that the email which is claiming to come from a specific domain was actually authorized by the administrator of that domain.
STEPS TO GENERATE AND ADD DKIM RECORD
The first step is to generate D K I M record, which you can do from any of the following links –
1. Procedure to follow for first link – https://www.socketlabs.com/domainkey-dkim-generation-wizard/
i. Enter your domain name in domain section. After that enter a Selector (you can put any figure in this field). Then click on Generate button.
After that, you can check at the bottom, your D K I M key is ready.
2. Procedure for http://dkimcore.org/tools/keys.html
i. Enter your domain name and click on Generate button.
ii. Login to your domain panel.
iii. Select your domain.
iv. Go to “DNS management”.
v. Then, select “text records” and click on “add txt records”.
vi. You will see two fields over there –
a. Host Name- Put the selector value there.
b. Value – Enter the key there.
Then click on Add record button.
Anupam Maity, April 26, 2016