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
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RUA vs RUF

Once you’ve published DMARC records, DMARC data will typically begin to generate within a day or two in the form of reports that give you insight into the way your domains are handling email.  There are two forms of reports: RUA reports that provides an aggregate view of all of a domain’s traffic, and RUF reports that are redacted forensic copies of the individual emails that are not 100% compliant with DMARC. While RUA reports show the traffic of the…
Vaughn Talbert
25 June 2019

Where are the Forensic/Failure reports?

People often configure their DMARC records and use the "RUF" tag to ask for Forensic/Failure reports.  However, they're often slow to arrive.  If you just added the RUF tag to your DMARC record, be aware that it might take up to 24 hours for your change to be picked up by the larger Internet.  If you're still not seeing Forensic reports, there are a few other things to note. There are 3 primary reasons why report generators do not send…
dmarcian
8 December 2015