How to Set Up DKIM for Privy?

June 26, 2022  |  2 min read
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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 Privy

To add a new sending domain, sign in to your Privy Control Panel and follow the instructions.

  • Select the Account dropdown menu from the navigation bar in your Privy account. Your company name is displayed here.
  • Select the drop-down menu’s Business Information option.
  • Select Sending Domain in the Email Settings section of the sidebar.
  • In the upper right corner, click the + Add Sending Domain button.
  • Enter your domain name there (for instance, example.com) and then click the Save button. It must be a root domain and not a subdomain that is offered (e.g., mail.example.com).
  • The records will be immediately generated for you once you add the domain to the console; however, if you leave the page, you can simply obtain the records by going back to your Sending Domain settings, finding the domain, and selecting the DNS Records button.

After you’ve gained access to the records:

  • Each one should be added to your DNS service. TXT records and CNAME records are mixed together.
  • Go back to the records in Privy and select the domain by clicking the Verify button. This procedure will determine whether the DNS records were appropriately changed.

Use the domain to send emails.

  • You must adjust the default “from” address for emails sent from your account after your sending domain has been validated. To make this setting current:
  • Select the Account dropdown menu from the navigation bar in your Privy account. Your company name is displayed here.
  • Select the drop-down menu’s Business Information option.
  • Select Sender Options in the Email Settings section of the sidebar.
  • Put the desired address in the Default From Email area before the @ sign.
  • From the selection menu that says privymktg.com, choose the custom domain.

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

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