How do I find out what details to provide for dkim, spf, and sender ID to send emails with our server?

Jake Smith April 9, 2013
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I am trying to send email. But I need to find out what the requirements to enter dkim, spf, and sender ID.

  1. Vitaly Gritsenko
    April 12, 2013 at 12:06 pm

    You need a couple of things, in order to deliver your e-mail through the server.

    You have to fret about your IP being a static IP first instead of a dynamic IP. If you have a dynamic IP, most servers will reject your mail.

    The second thing you need to consider is a reverse DNS. Now, you need to have a reverse DNS for your IP, so your IP should reverse DNS lookup to your domain. Now that you have that cared for, the other things you have to worry about are DKIM, SPF, and Sender ID. Now, the Sender ID and SPF are solely focused on your DNS server - they have nothing to do with your e-mail server at all. DKIM has to do with both, so you have to set up one part in your mail server and an additional to your DNS.

    So, for SPF, exactly what you can do is there's a lot of SPF electrical generators, so to speak, and you could look it up on the Net and locate "SPF Generator." Now, with that said generator, you point out which IP addresses and which DNS addresses you need to enable gain access to from, and it will create a string that you will should put into your DNS record.

    With Sender ID, it's pretty comparable, and you could discover it, however Sender ID is not being widely made use of so much - I would even skip it if you do not really need it for something very certain.

    DKIM as well, it's pretty an option. You have DKIM electrical generators, and you need to create a pair of keys - but it's very particular for the server you are using.

  2. Nevzat A
    April 9, 2013 at 12:30 pm

    Here it's explained for Google Apps, it might help you a little bit : http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/google-in-the-enterprise/send-better-email-configure-spf-and-dkim-for-google-apps/1518

    You should say your specific mail server type, software to help you more.