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What is DKIM and do I need to do anything?

In today’s digital age, email is the backbone of communication for businesses large and small. And ensuring they’re safe and authentic is more important than ever. That’s where DKIM comes into play – let’s uncover what it is and why it’s a must-have for every business owner.

What is DKIM?

DKIM, short for DomainKeys Identified Mail, is like a digital seal of approval for your emails. It adds a special seal of authenticity, making sure your messages are truly from you and haven’t been meddled with by cyber criminals.

Here’s why DKIM is crucial for business owners:

  1. Protects Your Email Reputation: Think of your email reputation like your online handshake – it’s how others perceive your business’s credibility. With DKIM, you’re assuring email providers that your emails are legit, helping to keep your reputation sparkling clean.
  2. Ensures Email Delivery: Imagine your emails getting lost in a digital black hole or ending up in the dreaded spam folder. DKIM helps prevent that nightmare scenario by ensuring your messages have a VIP pass straight to your recipients’ inboxes.
  3. Fends Off Phishing Attacks: You’ve probably heard of phishing – those sneaky emails trying to trick you into giving away sensitive info. DKIM acts as a shield, making it harder for cyber baddies to impersonate your business and fool your customers.

What’s the rush?

Here’s the kicker – Google and Yahoo have recently thrown down the gauntlet. They’ve announced they’ll start turning away emails from domains that don’t have DKIM enabled from Feb 2024!

And it’s not just your regular emails that need DKIM love. It’s essential for all the services that send emails on behalf of your business’s domain. That means your CRMs, your online shops and other business software. Without this, emails sent from these services have no guarantee of reaching their destination.

Setting up DKIM might sound like navigating a maze, but fear not – that’s where Bandicoot swoops in to save the day. We’ll handle all the technical nitty-gritty, like setting up DKIM for your domain and making sure everything runs like a well-oiled machine.

So, in a nutshell, yes this is something you need to do if you want to continue sending emails to Gmail and Yahoo accounts (who doesn’t!) but Bandicoot can do all of this for you in less than 30 minutes. If you sign up to any IT support package before the end of March 2024, we’ll even do this for free!

Book a call with Stuart for some free advice on how to continue sending to Gmail and Yahoo addresses. We’ve set this up for over 100 domains for our clients in and around the Burnley and East Lancashire area and we can safely say we’re experts now!

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