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How to Set Up DKIM for Freemius?

October 11, 2023  |  < 1 min read

DKIM is specified in RFC 6376, and it is used by a number of email service providers, including Google, Yahoo, and Microsoft. DKIM is designed to address some of the flaws in the existing email system, such as spoofing, phishing, and message tampering. It allows email senders to digitally sign their messages in a way that can be verified by email receivers. This allows receivers to verify that the message truly came from the sender, and has not been tampered with. 

Steps to Configure DKIM for Freemius

  • Sign in to your Freemius account to access your Developer Dashboard.
  • Navigate to the ‘EMAIL ADDRESSES’ area.
  • You can begin your DKIM activation in this area by selecting ‘AUTHENTICATE DOMAIN WITH DKIM’.
  • Type your domain name here.
  • Then select the “AUTHENTICATE:” button.
  • Freemius uses SendGrid to transport emails, so you must add the appropriate CNAME entries to your DNS in order to activate DKIM.

How to Get Your DKIM Public Key Available for Freemius

  • Sign in as the administrator to your DNS provider’s administration console.
  • Go to the DNS records section of each of your domains.
  • Depending on the type of DKIM record that has been provided to you, generate a TXT or CNAME record.
  • Copy and paste the hostname and value
  • Save your record’s modifications and wait 48–72 hours for your DNS to take effect.

After checking the “I’ve added these records” checked, select the “VERIFY” button to complete your DNS modifications.

Use our free DKIM record lookup tool to validate the published DKIM record.

You can use Skysnag’s free DKIM Checker to check the health of your DKIM record here

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For more information on Freemius DKIM setup, you can refer to their reference documentation

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