In this video, we take a look at our reporting platform, specifically the Domain Overview, Source Viewer and Detail Viewer.
The Domain Overview contains a summary of the status of all your domains and sources. The geographical location of recent abuse is also shown. View the state of your domains at a glance, and get to work locking down your email domains.
The Source Viewer shows an overview of the DMARC Capable Sources we have found across all of your domains or domain groups.
The Detail Viewer allows you to explore your DMARC data in a variety of ways and to find more information on how to get DMARC compliant per source. You can reveal more detail about each group and discover the sources of your domain’s email and combine data from multiple providers across specific timelines.
After completing the initial configuration steps of adding your domain catalog to dmarcian and creating the necessary DNS records, you’ll start to see the Domain Overview get populated with rich, valuable information. The Domain Overview also allows for further exploration into the underlying DNS records, as seen here by clicking into the green or red sections. The Domain Overview provides great convenience in that it presents a singular view of your DMARC capable volume and domain policies. As data builds, the application will highlight errors and areas of improvement.
The remainder of the information on the Domain Overview screen can help you help you stay organized and get recommendations on what actions you ought to take next using our ‘Tasks’ and ‘Issues’ tabs.
The Source Viewer is where you get a quick, digestible view of where your mail is coming from and most importantly, what level of SPF, DKIM, and DMARC coverage each of your domains have. The Source Viewer provides insights into which services email is originating from, the particular domains and individual level of compliance. This powerful view helps organizations quickly identify the various services that are sending email on their behalf. A Source is either a server under your control or a third-party platform that’s sending email on your behalf. dmarcian has a powerful classification engine that processes the underlying DMARC data and provides users with a human readable tag on which third-party platform is sending the mail.
The dmarcian application gets its volume and authentication scores from receivers, such as Gmail and Yahoo, as an echo to the actual emails you send. The DNS DMARC record you created as part of getting up and running on dmarcian instructed these receivers to send DMARC reports to your dmarcian account directly.
The Detail Viewer is one of the most powerful reports, in that it provides a superior level of granularity, that will help inform the true origin of a message and what the underlying SPF and DKIM values are.
This section looks similar to the Source Viewer, but it provides a great deal more information, including server names, ip ranges and the domains used for authentication.
Though the DMARC spec only requires alignment with either SPF or DKIM, we recommend both wherever possible. Receivers such as Gmail and Yahoo like when an email is fully authenticated because it reduces the need for additional processing and filtering logic to identify who the true sender is. From an email deliverability perspective, it’s realistic to assume that fully authenticating your mail can improve inbox and engagement rates.
We hope you’ve enjoyed this video and saw some things that you’ll explore on your own account!