May 10, 2023
Email authentication is important because it helps to ensure that the emails you receive are actually from the sender they claim to be from, and have not been tampered with during transmission. By using email authentication protocols like DKIM, SPF, and DMARC, you can prevent spam, phishing, and other fraudulent email activities. This helps to protect your personal information and prevents attackers from accessing your sensitive data or infecting your device with malware. Overall, email authentication helps to increase the trust and safety of your online communication. However, email traffic from WordPress websites was long overlooked.
A new WordPress plugin makes it finally possible to DKIM sign your website’s emails.
DKIM (DomainKeys Identified Mail) is a security measure that verifies the authenticity of the email message by checking if it has been modified during transmission. DKIM signatures are added to the email header, which ensures that the email is delivered to the intended recipient and not marked as spam.
By signing your website’s emails with DKIM, you can increase the deliverability of your emails and build trust with your recipients. With the plugin’s focus on email deliverability, you can rest assured that your emails will reach the inbox, and not get lost in spam folders.
This feature also allows for the alignment of your transactional and non-transactional mail traffic, prerequisites of DMARC an BIMI. Before this plugin, it was difficult and expensive to implement this feature without relying on costly SMTP services.
I will explain what is email authentication and why you need to secure your website’s emails NOW.