DKIM allows an organization to cryptographically sign outgoing e-mail to verify that it sent the message. It can also allow for an organization to disclaim responsibility for fraudulent emails that might be passing as coming from that organization. By adding a digital signature to e-mail, DKIM provides an extra layer of security against identity theft, data tampering, and other internet scams.
Steps to Configure DKIM on Pinpointe
If you are an organization that manages its own mail transfer agents, you need to:
- Identify all your email sending sources and third-party vendors
- After successfully identifying your sending sources, you need to create a DKIM record using a reliable online DKIM record generator tool
- The tool will help you create a DKIM public and private key
- You need to submit the private key to Pinpointe support so they can use it for signing your outbound emails
- Subsequently, you need to log in to your DNS and publish the public key (name and value) in your DNS records section
- Save changes to your record and wait for up to 72 hours for your DNS to process these changes, and you’re done!
Alternatively, if you’re using Pinpointe as your email service provider:
- Figure out whether you have access to your DNS records, and make sure that you
- Contact Pinpointe to get your DKIM keys and policy entries while they handle the rest for you