What is DKIM and what is it used for? #
DKIM (DomainKeys Identified Mail) is an email authentication method that allows a receiver of an email to check that the email was sent by a system authorized by the owner of that email domain.
In terms of the DataTalks CDP, this will allow us to send emails to your customers on your behalf without these messages being marked as spam or phishing attempts when being received by your customers.
How can you set up DKIM? #
When setting up your sending domain in the DataTalks CDP, 3 domain keys are generated for you, these 3 DKIM keys need to be added to your DNS Domain host’s records.
The process of adding these records will differ depending on the domain provider you are using.
Setting up DKIM with your domain DNS provider: #
The DKIM records you will receive from us will look as follows:
The 3 records will need to be added as CNAME records in your DNS domain hosting providers DNS records management console. You can find links to instructions for some popular domain hosting providers in the table below.
|GoDaddy||Add a CNAME record|
|DreamHost||How do I add custom DNS records?|
|Cloudflare||Managing DNS records in Cloudflare|
|HostGator||Manage DNS Records with HostGator/eNom|
|Namecheap||How do I add TXT/SPF/DKIM/DMARC records for my domain?|
|Loopia||DNS: CNAME/A records for external website|
|Wix||Adding or Updating CNAME Records in Your Wix Account|
|WordPress.com||Manage Your DNS Records – WordPress.com|
|SquareSpace||Adding custom DNS records to your Squarespace domain|
|Joomla||DNS Management – Joomla! Domains by BRANDIT|
|Shopify||Editing the DNS settings for your Shopify-managed domain|