Stricter DKIM Polices from Google and Yahoo

Both Google and Yahoo are enforcing stricter DKIM (DomainKeys Identified Mail) policies, effective February 1st, 2024. DKIM is a crucial email authentication method that helps ensure the integrity of your email messages by allowing the recipient to verify that the message was sent and authorized by your domain. Google and Yahoo are enhancing their security measures by enforcing more rigorous DKIM standards to better protect their users from email fraud and phishing attacks.

What’s the Impact?

Failure to comply with these new DKIM policies may result in your emails being marked as spam or not being delivered at all. This can significantly impact your communication with any Gmail or Yahoo email recipients.

Next Steps for Your Business

If you are a Horizon TotalCare client, our service team will proactively handle the necessary steps to ensure your compliance with the new DKIM standards. Our team will work closely with you to update DKIM configurations and keys, minimizing any potential disruptions to your email communication.

If you are not a Horizon TotalCare client, please follow these steps.

  • Check your DKIM Configuration: Verify that your DKIM configuration is up-to-date and aligned with the latest standards. If you are unsure about your DKIM setup, contact your IT department or email service provider for assistance.
  • Update DKIM Keys if Necessary: If your DKIM keys are outdated or do not meet the new standards, generate and update new DKIM keys for your domain.
  • Consult with Your Email Service Provider: Reach out to your email service provider or IT department to confirm that your email-sending infrastructure is compatible with the updated DKIM standards.

If you need help with this process, contact us to chat about how we can support your business.

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