Welcome to SendWP’s documentation on DKIM records! In this guide, we’ll cover what DKIM records are, why they’re useful, how to add them, and some possible issues you might encounter along the way.
What are DKIM Records?
DKIM, or Domain Keys Identified Mail, is a method for authenticating email messages. It works by adding a digital signature to the email header, which can be verified by the recipient’s mail server. This signature helps to prevent email spoofing and improves email deliverability.
Why are DKIM Records Useful?
DKIM records help to improve email deliverability by providing an additional layer of authentication. When an email is sent with a DKIM signature, the recipient’s mail server can check that the message hasn’t been tampered with during transit. This makes it more likely that the email will be delivered to the recipient’s inbox instead of being marked as spam or rejected outright.
How to Add DKIM Records in SendWP
To add a DKIM record in SendWP, follow these steps:
- Log in to your SendWP account and navigate to the domain you wish to add a DKIM record for.
- Grab the DKIM record name and value.
- Navigate to your domain registrar’s DNS settings page.
- Add a CNAME record (depending on your host’s preference) with the copied DKIM name and value.
Possible Issues with DKIM Records
If you’re having trouble getting your DKIM records set up correctly, there are a few possible issues that you might encounter:
- Your DNS settings might take time to propagate. If you’ve added your DKIM record but it doesn’t seem to be working, give it some time – it can take up to 48 hours for DNS changes to propagate.
- Your DKIM key might be incorrect. Double-check that you’ve copied the DKIM key correctly and that it matches the key in your SendWP dashboard.
- Your DNS provider might have limitations. Some DNS providers have limitations on the length of TXT records. If your DKIM key is too long, you might need to split it up into multiple records.
By adding DKIM records to your email messages, you can improve email deliverability and reduce the likelihood of your messages being marked as spam. If you’re using SendWP, it’s easy to set up DKIM authentication – just copy the key and add it to your DNS settings. If you encounter any issues along the way, don’t hesitate to reach out to SendWP support for assistance.