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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 and management of third-party services that send emails on behalf of your domains.An organization’s vendor-management process can identify DMARC maintenance issues whenever vendors are onboarded,…
John Bowers
19 February 2020

Obstacles along the Path to Wider DMARC Adoption

With over 18 years of relationship management experience in the digital realm, dmarcian’s Senior Technical Account Manager Dan Levinson shares his insights on DMARC as a best practice and obstacles to adoption within the email ecosystem.As a mission-driven company, dmarcian is dedicated to improving and securing the entire world’s email by making DMARC accessible to all. We are interested in the pathways people take to learn about and adopt domain security measures, along with any obstacles they encounter along the…
Vaughn Talbert
11 February 2020

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? The DMARC record exists as part of your DNS record. So let’s start there.DNS stands for Domain Name System, and DNS records route traffic on the internet—a database that maps human-friendly URLs…
Vaughn Talbert
3 February 2020
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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 teams have assembled some common mistakes to be aware of to help make your DMARC project smoother and more successful.1. DMARC record not found Publishing…
John Bowers
29 January 2020
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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
DKIM Selectors

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