How to Set Up DKIM for Forcepoint-Websense?

DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an anti-tamper protocol that ensures your mail remains secure in transit. DKIM uses digital signatures to check that the email was sent by a specific domain.

Setting up DKIM for Forcepoint-Websense involves three significant steps:

  1. Creating a public DKIM key
  2. Publishing the DNS records in your DNS management console
  3. Enabling DKIM in Forcepoint

Creating a Public Key

  • Login to your Forcepoint account.
  • Go to ‘Settings > Inbound/Outbound > DKIM Settings.
  • Click on ‘Add’ in the DKIM Signing Keys section.
  • Enter your name for the key in ‘Key Name.
  • You will see two options for creating your key. They are:
    • Generate key: Used to create a private key, only 1024-bit keys are supported.
    • Private key: Used to enter a key you have already created. Paste the key in the entry box provided. 
  • Choose either of the options and click on ‘OK’.

Publishing the Keys

Once created, publish the key in your domain’s DNS by logging into your DNS management console and adding the TXT record. Save the record and wait up to 24 hours to see the changes implemented.

Enabling DKIM

  • Go to ‘Settings > Inbound/Outbound > DKIM Settings.
  • Mark the three checkboxes present.

Forcepoint will now automatically sign your outbound, inbound, and internal messages with DKIM.

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