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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
Industry 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 your domain's DNS and includes the location of the brand’s logo, a square .SVG image. To implement BIMI, both SPF and DKIM must be set…
Vaughn Talbert
17 December 2019

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 come across email reporting? I first came across email reporting back in 2014 when I began working in the email ecosystem. I learned that there…
Vaughn Talbert
13 November 2019
Changes in Attitude Industry News

Changes in Attitudes Towards Email Security

Modern email has been around since the early 1980s; unfortunately, attitudes towards email authentication haven't grown with the times, even though it is such a mission-critical application. dmarcian marketing editor Vaughn Talbert sat down with Sales Director Tim Chase for a Q&A about Tim’s deep, broad experience in the email sector. What changes have you seen in email security? I started working in the email sector in 1998 at Sendmail, which was the open-source protocol for email, when they decided to…
Vaughn Talbert
3 October 2019
Deployment

Too many DNS lookups?

People sometimes run into the "too many DNS lookups" error when rolling out SPF (Sender Policy Framework). It doesn't help that there is a lot of bad guidance on the Internet. This article describes how to fix this issue. (more…)
dmarcian
4 August 2016
Deployment

SMTP Relay for Third Party Sender DMARC Compliance

How can you eventually move to a p=reject policy when third parties are unable to send email properly on your behalf? In many cases, a DMARC compliant SMTP relay server can be used to do the trick. In this article, we’ll explore some of the facets of sending DMARC compliant email from third parties, what to look for, and how common hosted solutions such as Google Apps, Office 365, Amazon Simple Email Service (SES), can be leveraged as SMTP relays.…
dmarcian
19 January 2016