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DKIM (DomainKeys Identified Mail) records are a type of DNS record that protect your domain against spoofing and phishing attempts by verifying that all outgoing email messages were sent by you.

Using DKIM also prevents your message from being marked as spam, so it is always recommended to have DKIM records on your domain.

Setting up custom DKIM records

To create a custom record, go to the Emails section of your panel, choose your domain name and select Custom DKIM on the left sidebar. Next, click on Generate:

A new DKIM key will be generated - add it to your domain’s DNS Zone:

After applying these changes to your domain’s DNS records, consider up to 6 hours for them to propagate so you can verify them.

Verifying custom DKIM records

Once propagation is completed, you can verify that the records were added correctly by going to your domain’s Custom DKIM section on your panel, selecting the checkmark and clicking on Verify:

If the record was correctly added to your domain and propagation is complete, your DKIM will be active!

Managing custom DKIM records

You can see the details of the record after being verified, as well as delete a record by clicking on the options button:

After removing the custom DKIM, your emails will go back to using the default shared DKIM records.

That’s it! Now you know how to create and manage custom DKIM records for your Hostinger Email 😊


  • If you’re using Hostinger Email and the Generate DKIM button is grayed out, you will need to upgrade to enable this feature. Alternatively, you can always use the shared DKIM records

  • Custom and shared DKIM records can be enabled at the same time - they do not conflict

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