SPF record

How to Create and Add an SPF Record

In this article we explain: What an SPF Record is How to Add an SPF Record How to Create an SPF Record Already have an SPF Record but not sure if its setup correctly? Use our free SPF Surveyor to perform an SPF Check.An SPF record or SPF txt Record is a record that is part of your domain’s DNS — similar to a DMARC record. It contains a list of all the IP addresses that are permitted to send email…
Vaughn Talbert
24 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
Industry News

FTC Study Released Regarding DMARC

Press release from Federal Trade Commission, March 3rd 2017 "In a study released today, the Federal Trade Commission’s Office of Technology Research and Investigation (OTech) reports that most major online businesses are using proper email authentication technology to prevent phishing emails, but few of these businesses are taking full advantage of the latest technologies to combat phishing. Phishing is a type of online scam that targets consumers by sending them an e-mail that appears to be from a well-known source…
dmarcian
3 March 2017
Deployment

Too many DNS lookups?

People sometimes run into the "too many DNS lookups" error when rolling out and managing SPF. 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
dmarcian Tools

SPF-Identified Servers – How and Why

To turn DMARC into something useful to people, dmarcian processes DMARC data using a big pile of rules.  These rules identify sources of email, and dmarcian presents users with DMARC compliance information based on email source. One identified source of email is called "SPF-Identified Servers", and dmarcian users are often curious as to how data ends up in this source.  How and why this source works is explained below. (more…)
dmarcian
5 April 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