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How to Set Up DKIM for iContact?


DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email authentication method that guarantees the authenticity of the message by using a private key to digitally ‘sign’ the message. The email receiver can check if this signature is valid, authenticating the identity of the sender.

To ensure that emails sent from your iContact domain have custom DKIM signatures, you'll need to create CNAME records for your domain. In order to do this, you will need to create entries for the following two CNAME records provided by iContact.

Here is the procedure to enable custom DKIM authentication for iConnect:

  • Go to your DNS and make the following changes in your DNS records
  • Create two CNAMEs ( and strong1 and strong2 has been used as examples, replace your domain and desired selector names with it)
  • And point them (1) and (2) to the following
  • Save the updated records and then confirm that the CNAME is set up correctly.
  • Once DNS settings are completed, contact iContact support and request them to enable custom DKIM signing after the above steps are completed.
  • It takes 24-48 hours for changes to take effect.
  • Lookup and validate the published DKIM DNS record using this free DKIM record lookup tool

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