Turn off DKIM

Protect against spoofing & phishing, and help prevent messages from being marked as spam
We don’t recommend turning off DKIM for your domain. Without DKIM, hackers and other malicious users can impersonate your domain, and send messages that appear to come from your organization or domain. Messages from your domain are also more likely to be sent to spam

We don’t recommend turning off DKIM for your domain. If you set up DKIM and messages are still marked as spam, the cause could be something other than DKIM. Read more in Troubleshoot DKIM issues.

If you turn off DKIM:

  • We recommend leaving the DKIM TXT record in place at your domain provider. This won’t impact your email delivery, and makes it easier for you to turn DKIM back on.
  • If you remove your DKIM TXT record immediately after adding it at your domain, messages signed with DKIM won't pass authentication checks. These messages are more likely to be marked as spam. We recommend you wait at least 4 days before removing a new DKIM TXT record from your domain.
  • For help with your domain sign-in information, settings, or TXT records, contact your domain provider. For example, if Google Domains is your domain provider, get help here. Google doesn't provide technical support for third-party domain providers.

Turn off DKIM for your domain:

  1. Sign in to your Google Admin console.

    Sign in using an account with super administrator privileges (does not end in @gmail.com).

  2. In the Admin console, go to Menu and then Appsand thenGoogle Workspaceand thenGmail.
  3. Click Authenticate email.
  4. On the Authenticate email page, click the Stop authentication button.

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