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How to Set Up DKIM for Pinpointe?

October 11, 2023  |  2 min read

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 Pinpointe

  • List every vendor and source from which you send emails.
  • Use Skysnag’s free DKIM record generator tool to establish a DKIM record after correctly identifying your transmitting sources.
  • You can use the tool to make a DKIM public key and private key.
  • To use the private key for signing your outgoing emails, you must provide it to Pinpointe support.
  • In order to publish the public key (name and value), you must first log into your DNS and go to the DNS records area.
  • You’re done after saving changes to your record and waiting up to 72 hours for your DNS to take effect.

As an alternative, if you use Pinpointe for your email service:

  • Check to see if you have access to your DNS records, and then contact Pinpointe to receive your DKIM keys and policy entries while they take care of everything else.

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 Pinpointe DKIM setup, you can refer to their reference documentation

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