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DMARC Reporters Who Skip the DKIM Selectors

Knowing the DKIM selector that is being used for an email domain is important for deploying domain security measures and troubleshooting email. With over seven years of email ecosystem experience, dmarcian Deployment Consultant Mohammed Zaman talks about a DMARC reporter that doesn't convey the selector information.With the DMARC technical standard, the importance for reporters to include DKIM selectors in their reports cannot be minimized. DMARC aggregate reporting is high level and includes all the information you would expect is important…
Vaughn Talbert
20 January 2020
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DKIM Selectors

DKIM stands for DomainKeys Identified Mail and is a free email authentication technology that has been around since 2005. It is a method of adding a tamper-proof domain seal to a piece of email and, along with SPF, is a foundation for DMARC. You can find more information about DKIM in general here; this post is going to take a look at DKIM selectors in particular.To use DKIM, email servers are configured to attach special DKIM signatures to the emails…
Vaughn Talbert
13 January 2020
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Introduction to BIMI

BIMI stands for Brand Indicators for Message Identification and is a standard that associates a brand’s logo with an authenticated piece of email. BIMI gives brands an opportunity to reinforce their logo while building trust as a sender within their subscriber’s inboxes.  Like other email authentication standards, BIMI is a text record that lives on your domain's DNS and includes the location of the brand’s logo, a square .SVG image. To implement BIMI, both SPF and DKIM must be set…
Vaughn Talbert
17 December 2019

DMARC and Email Deliverability

Deliverability, also referred to as inbox placement, is a key concern for today's marketers. With a background in email deliverability, dmarcian Strategic Alliances Manager Victor Minev discusses the effect that DMARC, and its underpinning technologies, has on inbox placement.DMARC and deliverability are obviously interconnected. Depending on who you ask, DMARC has either a  direct or an indirect effect. However, we should start at the beginning by defining deliverability.  Delivery vs. deliverability Delivery means your email has been accepted by the…
Vaughn Talbert
9 December 2019

RUF – What is it Good for?

Forensic (RUF) reporting was once widely used for email troubleshooting, but privacy concerns have now marginalized its use. With over seven years of email ecosystem experience, dmarcian Deployment Consultant Mohammed Zaman talks about what he sees as the rise and fall of forensic reporting and what the future may hold for it.When did you first come across email reporting? I first came across email reporting back in 2014 when I began working in the email ecosystem. I learned that there…
Vaughn Talbert
13 November 2019
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Three Steps for Basic BEC Defense

Weaponized fake emails are fooling businesses around the globe. When combined with easy access to information from business-facing social networks, BEC attacks now indiscriminately target everyone—from the smallest shops to the largest organizations in the world. The following three steps will put basic BEC defense in place at your organization:Use DMARC to get visibility into the scope of your potential BEC problem. DMARC will show you which servers around the Internet are sending email using your email domains—even the bad…
John Bowers
7 October 2019