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Send Email From Business Email Using DKIM Setup

DKIM (DomainKeys Identified Mail) is a security protocol that is used to protect email messages from being forged or modified in transit.

It works by allowing the sender of an email message to cryptographically sign the message, and then allowing the recipient to verify the signature and ensure that the message has not been tampered with.

DKIM uses a combination of public and private keys to sign and verify email messages. When an email message is sent, the sender's mail server adds a digital signature to the message using a private key. This signature is a unique code that is generated using a mathematical algorithm, and it is based on the contents of the message.

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When the recipient receives the email message, their mail server uses the sender's public key to verify the signature and ensure that the message has not been altered in any way. If the signature is valid, the recipient can be confident that the message is authentic and came from the sender.

You must set up custom DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) authentication for your domains. It will ensure your emails reach your recipients’ inboxes and they will appear as sent through your branded emails and not from AiTrillion emails.
  • GoDaddy
  • Shopify
  • Google

It is a form of email authentication that allows an organization to claim responsibility for a message in a way that can be validated by the recipient.

Note: Please remember that to configure DKIM, you need to have a professional email service (e.g. yourname@yourwebsiteurl.com). Free email services provided by Gmail / Yahoo / Microsoft etc will not work, even if one of these is used by your business for professional purposes.

Workflow

You can set up the DKIM settings in the app by following the below steps:

Step 1. Login to AiTrillion.

Step 2. Go to the Module Settings tab from the top navigation

Ecommerce dashboard Top Navigation Dropdown

 

Step 3. Find Email Marketing settings on the page

DKIM setting for email marketing Shopify store

 

Step 4. Click on Go To Settings.

A page will appear, fill in the details, and click on the Save button.

 

Then a popup will appear with the below details, you need to do these CNAME entries in your domain hosting provider account.

Note: If you don’t have a domain-associated email address then you can get one from any email hosting provider. Find a list of the most popular email hosting providers below.

  1. GoDaddy
  2. NameCheap

Step 5. Add the following DNS records to your domain hosting provider account.

Add the following 3 CNAME records to set up your dedicated sending domain:

Type Hostname Value
CNAME s1._domainkey s1.domainkey.u8130067.wl068.sendgrid.net
CNAME s2._domainkey s2.domainkey.u8130067.wl068.sendgrid.net
CNAME ai u8130067.wl068.sendgrid.net

 

Follow the below steps to set up the DKIM (add the CNAME entries) in the different hosting providers.

GoDaddy

A). Log in to your GoDaddy account.

B). Click on this URL – https://account.godaddy.com/products

C). Click on DNS

D). In the next screen click on Add to add the CNAME entries.

E). Fill in the details in the form and click on the Save button.

Note: You need to do three CNAME entries given below.

Type – CNAME

Host – s1._domainkey

Points to – s1.domainkey.u8130067.wl068.sendgrid.net

TTL – 1 Hour

—————————

Type – CNAME

Host – s2._domainkey

Points to – s2.domainkey.u8130067.wl068.sendgrid.net

TTL – 1 Hour

—————————

Type – CNAME

Host – ai

Points to – u8130067.wl068.sendgrid.net

TTL – 1 Hour

 

F). Once you are done with all 3 entries then click on Validate.

Shopify

A). Log in to your Shopify Admin.

B). Go to Online Store > Domains

C). Click on Manage.

D). Click on DNS settings.

E). Click on Add custom record then select CNAME record.

F). Fill in the details in the form and click on the Confirm button.

Note: You need to add three CNAME records as given below.

Name – s1._domainkey

Points to – s1.domainkey.u8130067.wl068.sendgrid.net

—————————

Name – s2._domainkey

Points to – s2.domainkey.u8130067.wl068.sendgrid.net

—————————

Name – ai

Points to – u8130067.wl068.sendgrid.net

 

G). Once you are done with all 3 entries then click on Validate.

Google

A). Go to https://domains.google.com/

B). Click on the My Domains button in the top right corner.

C). Click on the Sign in button in the top right corner.

D). Click on DNS in the left side panel.

 

E). Scroll below and go to the Custom resource records section.

F). Fill the details in the form and click on Add.

Note: You need to add three CNAME records as given below.

@ – s1._domainkey

Domain name – s1.domainkey.u8130067.wl068.sendgrid.net

—————————

@ – s2._domainkey

Domain name – s2.domainkey.u8130067.wl068.sendgrid.net

—————————

@ – ai

Domain name – u8130067.wl068.sendgrid.net

G). Once you are done with all 3 entries then click on Validate.

Overall, DKIM is an important security protocol that helps to protect email messages from being forged or modified in transit. It can help to prevent phishing attacks and other forms of email fraud, and it can provide an additional layer of security and trust for online communications.

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