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How to Set Up DKIM for GFI MailEssentials?

Enable DKIM signing for your domains to help protect your email content throughout the delivery process. DKIM signing is an added security measure, protecting your users from spam and phishing attacks by authenticating your mail message during its delivery. 

Creating DKIM Record for GFI MailEssentials

Contact your GFI MailEssentials support team to get your DKIM keys and enable DKIM authentication for your domains. GFI MailEssentials’s support will hand you over a DKIM key pair that will contain: 

  1. A DKIM public key: to be published in your public-facing DNS
  2. A DKIM private key: used by GFI MailEssentials to sign your outgoing emails, that is to be uploaded on their webserver

However, often vendors do not self-generate keys and you have to manually do the same by using a reliable online wizard. You can generate your DKIM key pair using our free DKIM record generator tool for instant and accurate results.   

Publishing your DKIM public key for GFI MailEssentials

After you get your public key: 

  1. Login to your DNS provider’s management console as the admin
  2. Navigate to the DNS records section for your individual domains 
  3. Create a TXT or CNAME record depending on the type of DKIM record provided to you
  4. Copy and paste the hostname and value
  5. Save changes to your record and wait for 48-72 hours for your DNS to process these changes 

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