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How to Set Up DKIM for HostGator?

October 12, 2023  |  2 min read

DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email authentication system designed to detect email spoofing. It allows organizations to take responsibility for transmitting a message, while providing a mechanism to verify that the message was not altered during transit.  DKIM uses cryptographic signatures and public-key infrastructure to verify that an email message has not been altered during transit, and that it truly came from the claimed sender. Email senders can use DKIM to sign their messages by adding a DKIM-Signature header field to the messages. Email receivers can then use the public key published in the DNS to verify the signature and check that the message has not been tampered with. 

How Do I Add A DKIM Record To HostGator?

Using cPanel 11.32, HostGator improves support for DKIM email authentication. The quick simple steps to adding a DKIM record to HostGator are listed below:

  1. Open your HostGator cPanel and login.
  2. Click Email > Email Deliverability from the menu.
  1. All of your domain registrations are accessible through HostGator. Click the “Manage” button next to the domain you want to manage.
  1. Your DKIM TXT records will be found on a brand-new page that is being sent to you. The screenshot that is provided below is only one example. At the bottom of the page, click “Install the Suggested Record.”

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

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