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How to Set Up DKIM for HappyFox?

October 2, 2022  |  2 min read
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DKIM works by adding a digital signature to outgoing email messages. This signature can be verified by the receiving email server, which can then determine whether or not the message has been tampered with during transit. In order for DKIM to work, the sending email server must generate a cryptographic key pair, which consists of a private key and a public key. The private key is used to sign outgoing email messages, while the public key is published in the Domain Name System (DNS). When an email message is signed with DKIM, the signature is added as a header to the message. The receiving email server can then use the public key to verify the signature and confirm that the message has not been altered.

Steps to Configure DKIM for HappyFox

Create your DKIM key pair for your domain on HappyFox instantly by using our free DKIM record generator. The duo consists of:

  • A DKIM public key, which should be published in your public DNS.
  • A DKIM private key: used by HappyFox to sign your outgoing emails

How to Get Your DKIM Public Key Available for HappyFox

  • Sign in as the administrator to your DNS provider’s administration console.
  • Go to the DNS records section of each of your domains.
  • 2 CNAME records should be created with the following syntax:

happyfox1._domainkey.domain.com points to happyfox1._domainkey.happyfox.com

happyfox2._domainkey.domain.com points to happyfox2._domainkey.happyfox.com

Please substitute your own domain name for domain.com (the domain owned by you that HappyFox uses to send emails on your behalf)

  • Copy and paste the hostname and value
  • Save your record’s modifications and wait 48–72 hours for your DNS to take effect.

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 HappyFox DKIM setup, you can refer to their reference documentation

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