Do you run a marketing campaign via email? Have you been seeing some new “action required” emails, to ensure that you’re in compliance with Gmail and Yahoo? One of those items relates to DKIM. What is DKIM?

If you’re anything like me, you get tons of unwanted emails. You might not believe it based on all those marketing messages you never signed up for, but Google is actually very proactive about combating spam. In the realm of digital communication, Gmail stands as a fortress against phishing and fraud, employing advanced features like DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) to authenticate emails. When it comes to marketing emails, one of the things Gmail does is diligently check for DKIM signatures to enhance user security.

DKIM is something you set up on your nameservers to authenticate your emails with cryptographic signatures.

Gmail’s DKIM verification involves comparing the signatures attached to emails with the sender’s public key in DNS records. This ensures the email’s legitimacy and guards against tampering during transmission. By scrutinizing DKIM signatures, Gmail adds an extra layer of protection, assuring users of the authenticity of their received content.

Is your email marketing set up correctly? Ensure your campaigns meet Gmail’s security standards. Set up an appointment today to discuss how I can help you implement DKIM and fulfill all your website-related best practices, ensuring a secure and trustworthy email environment for your audience.