Google and Yahoo announced 2023 changes that impact Ordoro users sending emails from branded domains, especially to Gmail and Yahoo addresses. To maintain seamless email communication and comply with these new requirements, a few coordinated steps need to be taken.


Topics

  1. Introduction to the changes
  2. What is DKIM?
  3. How can Ordoro help?

Introduction to the changes

Google and Yahoo have announced enhancements to their email authentication policies, focusing on Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting & Conformance (DMARC) and DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM). These updates are designed to improve overall email security and reliability.


What is DKIM?

DKIM stands for DomainKeys Identified Mail. It is a method that allows the sender of an email to sign their messages with a digital signature. This signature is then verified by the receiving email server using a public key that the sender has published to their DNS records. DKIM plays a crucial role in verifying that the content of the email remains unchanged from the time it was sent until it reaches its intended recipient.

Why DKIM Matters

  • Email Legitimacy: Emails signed with DKIM are more likely to be viewed as legitimate by recipients, reducing the chances of your messages being marked as spam or junk.
  • Foundation for DMARC: DKIM, alongside SPF (Sender Policy Framework), is essential for implementing DMARC, a protocol designed to prevent email spoofing.
  • Reputation Building: ISPs use DKIM to track and build a reputation for your domain’s email sending practices, which can positively affect your email deliverability.

How can Ordoro help?

  1. Contact Ordoro Support
  2. Implement DKIM Keys
    • Upon receiving the DKIM keys from Ordoro Support, your system administrator or domain provider will need to add these to your DNS records. This process is essential for the authentication of your emails.
  3. Confirm Updates
    • After updating your DNS records, notify Ordoro Support for confirmation. We will verify that the changes are correctly implemented, securing your email communication process.

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