DeploymentTechnical Guidance

How to Publish a DMARC Record

A DMARC record exists as part of your Domain Name System (DNS) record, which routes traffic on the Internet. You can include additional information in the DNS, like your domain’s DMARC record—a text entry within the DNS record that tells the world your email domain’s policy based on the configured SPF and DKIM protocol. To…
Vaughn Talbert
3 June 2020
mailboxes Technical Guidance

SPF Management Challenges

The email world was a much different place back in 1997 when the idea of SPF was taking shape. It went mostly unnoticed when first publicly mentioned around 2000, but fast-forward 20 years, and it is now one of the most widespread forms of email authentication in use, along with DKIM and DMARC. Ensuring the…
John Bowers
23 March 2020
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Vendor Management: The Importance of Identifying Third-Party Sources

For many organizations, the deployment of DMARC across their domain catalog can involve many challenges. One such challenge is the identification of all third-party services, also called sources, that send email on behalf of one or more domains. Our Deployment Team recommends the important step of developing a strong process surrounding the risk assessment, procurement…
John Bowers
19 February 2020
DeploymentTechnical Guidance

What is a DMARC Record?

As a mission-driven company, dmarcian is focused on spreading the adoption of DMARC. Because of this, we interface with a wide range of people with varying degrees of knowledge. We thought we’d take a step back and take a look at something fundamental: What is a DMARC record? A DMARC record is a text entry…
Vaughn Talbert
3 February 2020
DeploymentTechnical Guidance

Top 5 DMARC Deployment Mistakes

With phishing exploits at an all-time high, there’s growing awareness of how DMARC can help protect domains and make email more trustworthy. It’s no secret that enacting DMARC can be a complex and intimidating process. DMARC project teams often enter uncharted territory and make mistakes as they deploy the DNS-based protocol. Our support and deployment…
John Bowers
29 January 2020
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DMARC Reporters Who Skip the DKIM Selectors

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 and sometimes necessary to identify who sent the original email. The DKIM selector is vital when it comes to deciding…
Vaughn Talbert
20 January 2020