How to Enable DKIM and SPF
Do you know what is the DomainKeys, DKIM and SPF? Doppler will explain their functionality and allows you to activate them to reduce the probabilities of be considered as Spam.
What is DomainKeys?
DomainKeys/DKIM is an email authentication system that improves your messages’ security by reducing spam and phishing.
If you enable DKIM and SPF in your Doppler account, you can lower the chances for your Emails to be considered Spam.
How can you request DomainKeys and enable DKIM and SPF?
Step 1: Complete the requested information
First, go to Control Panel (located on the right-top corner of the navigation bar).
Scrolling down, you’ll find Advanced Preferences. Click on DKIM & SPF.
Now click on “Add domain”. Remember you can add up to 10 ten different domains in the same Doppler account.
It’s time to entere the domain you want to add.
You haven´t finish yet! Now you have to copy the following information and paste it in your hosting’ providers DNS settings.
Activate your domain in the DNS
Once your DomainKeys activation has been confirmed, go back to the DomainKeys/DKIM section in Control Panel to continue the settings. You can enable or disable it any time, as shown in the image below.
The first record authenticates the domain to send DomainKeys/DKIM-signed messages. If an Email is signed with an illegitimate signature, a notification to the ‘abuse’ account will be sent (for example, [email protected])
The second record will be used by all clients to verify the Email they received. It’s very important to use doppler._domainkey.yourdomain.com as the record’s name. This name will be sent in every Email coming from Doppler and indicates the servers where to find the public key to verify its authenticity.
Press Click here to view complete value of your public key and update the DNS register for the domain (o request it to your web admin).
If you do it yourself, sign in to the admin that was given to you by your domain provider. Look for the page from which you can modify the DNS records.
Create a TXT record with the name and value from the Admin.
Different domain registrars use different names for the fields associated with a TXT record. For example, GoDaddy has fields named TXT Name and TXT Value, while Name.com calls the same fields Record Host and Record Answer.
Regardless of which provider you use, enter the text under DNS Host name (TXT record name) into the first field and the text under TXT record value into the second field.
Then, go back to Doppler and click on the Save button to save changes.
That’s all; remember that it is essential to complete the 3 steps so that the DomainKeys/DKIM is properly activated. So it might be of your interest to check once more if you have complied every step.
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