Need to explain DKIM to your grandmother? All that dangerous spam, phishing, and forgery attacks plague email users around the worldincluding your unsuspecting grandma. DKIM was created to help email systems verify the identity of an email sender. When DKIM is working correctly, it helps ensure the safety of email for recipients.

However, like most technical standards, especially ones related to security and crytpography, how DKIM actually works is pretty complex. We made this infographic to explain the basics concepts behind DKIM. It’s Grandma Certified!

Want to learn more? Our email experts explain DKIM in a straight-forward way. And if you’re an email sender, you can use our DKIM Wizard to test your DKIM. Getting technical configuration like DKIM right are an important aspect of email deliverability to help ensure your emails hit the inbox.