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…
Vaughn Talbert
11 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
DKIM Selector code Technical Guidance

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
DeploymentTechnical Guidance

DKIM Selectors

This article takes a look at DKIM Selectors in particular. We explain: What DKIM Selectors are Where to find your own DKIM Selector To use DKIM, email servers are configured to attach special DKIM signatures to the emails they send. These signatures travel with the emails and are verified along the way by the email…
Vaughn Talbert
13 January 2020
Ecosystem NewsInside dmarcian

DMARC in 2020 – A Look Forward

The end of the year offers a chance to pause and reflect on what 2020 may have in store. dmarcian's General Manager of the Americas, Ed Carroll, shares his predictions for DMARC in 2020.The end of the year can sometimes seem like an arbitrary mark on the calendar, but as it approaches, I don’t think…
Vaughn Talbert
18 December 2019
Ecosystem 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…
Vaughn Talbert
17 December 2019
Technical Guidance

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…
Vaughn Talbert
9 December 2019
parked domain DeploymentTechnical Guidance

How to Handle Your Parked Domains

It is easy to overlook parked domains (also referred to as inactive domains) when it comes to email security. After all, these domains are typically inactive and in some cases not even configured to send email. However, they shouldn’t be overlooked. Failure to take proper precautions protecting inactive domains provides unique opportunities for third parties…
Vaughn Talbert
19 November 2019
DeploymentTechnical Guidance

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…
Vaughn Talbert
13 November 2019

The Intersection of Marketing and Domain Security

dmarcian Marketing Director John Bowers tells a cautionary tale and speaks to the need for marketing departments to coordinate efforts with their organization's IT department.The marketing and domain-security crossroad has become a treacherous place. Less than six months after helping my teenage son set up an account at a major U.S. bank, he and I received…
Vaughn Talbert
17 October 2019