Industry News

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
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Detail Viewer Upgrades: Report Processing Optimization and DKIM Selector Visibility

We're incredibly excited to share recent improvements to one of the most heavily used elements of our application—the Detail Viewer. All of us at dmarcian are certain that you will find these updates to be useful throughout the process of DMARC deployment and management. We’ve added some performance enhancements to the data-analysis stage of report processing that has drastically reduced the time it takes for reports to generate. We find this especially impactful when generating reports with large datasets, filtering…
John Bowers
5 October 2019
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Changes in Attitudes Towards Email Security

Modern email has been around since the early 1980s; unfortunately, attitudes towards email authentication haven't grown with the times, even though it is such a mission-critical application. dmarcian marketing editor Vaughn Talbert sat down with Sales Director Tim Chase for a Q&A about Tim’s deep, broad experience in the email sector. What changes have you seen in email security? I started working in the email sector in 1998 at Sendmail, which was the open-source protocol for email, when they decided to…
Vaughn Talbert
3 October 2019