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How to Set Up DKIM for Hostmonster?

September 27, 2023  |  < 1 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. 

Steps to Configure DKIM for Hostmonster

  • Go to the HostMonster Control Panel and sign in.
  • Go to “Domains” on the portal and select “DNS Zone Editor.”
  • Select your domain from the list to add a DKIM record.
  • Click DNS record.

Host Record/Hostname/Name: Type in the Hostmonster subdomain where your record is hosted.

TTL: Keep the default value

Type: TXT 

TXT Value: Use our free DKIM record generator tool to create a DKIM record, then copy and paste the information.

  • Select “Add Record”

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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