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How to implement DKIM and/or DMARC on Microsoft Exchange Server

How to implement DKIM and/or DMARC on Microsoft Exchange Server

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Although many organizations are migrating to the cloud via Microsoft 365 or Exchange Online, we still see many operating their own on-premises Microsoft Exchange Server. In this article we’ll talk about how to implement DKIM and DMARC on a Microsoft Exchange Server.

Over the past few years we’ve seen an increase in implementations of DMARC and DKIM in various platforms. Unfortunately, there is no out-of-the-box support for DKIM and DMARC in Microsoft Exchange, but there are third-party solutions available.

There are two types of choices available:

  1. Deploying a solution in front of Microsoft Exchange via a virtual appliance that is taking the responsibility of the email filtering/authentication.
  2. Implementing plugins directly on the Microsoft Exchange Server that introduce the missing functionality.

Note: dmarcian is not affiliated with these solutions, so please choose accordingly.Based on previous experiences we’ve encountered, the following plugins introduce DKIM and/or DMARC to an on-premises Microsoft Exchange Server.

Whether you choose the route of a plugin or virtual appliance, we hope this provides some clarity on implementing DKIM and DMARC on an on-premises Microsoft Exchange Server. Here are other resources to assist with your DMARC and DKIM records:

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