Why Does DKIM Signature Fail Because of Canonicalization?

Why Does DKIM Signature Fail Because of Canonicalization?

There is a multi-step journey between your outbox and the recipient’s inbox. Since the process is very quick, we don’t realize that when an email is in transit, it’s prone to tampering and modifications by malicious actors. You can deploy DKIM (DomainKeys Identified Mail) to ensure nobody tampers with your emails in transit and prevent…

Is Your Google Workspace DKIM Setup Broken?

Is Your Google Workspace DKIM Setup Broken?

Deploying and configuring DKIM on Google Workspace is a two-step process, and administrators often skip the second step. In such cases, DKIM and DMARC function properly, and email delivery is not impacted either. However, DKIM doesn’t authenticate emails using your custom domain.  Let’s see what these two steps are and how you can avoid breaking…

What is a DKIM Replay Attack and How to Prevent it?

What is a DKIM Replay Attack and How to Prevent it?

In 2023, as many as 45.6% of total emails were identified as spam. While CISOs and technology enthusiasts are trying their best to ward off these attacks, cybercriminals are not behind in exercising their brain muscles to come up with newer ways of exploitation.  One such relatively recent technique is a DKIM replay attack, where…

SPF Softfail or SPF Hardfail: What’s Right for Your Domain?
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SPF Softfail or SPF Hardfail: What’s Right for Your Domain?

When it comes to email authentication, SPF offers different result qualifiers to indicate how the receiving mail server should handle emails that are outside of the list mentioned in the SPF record of the sending domain. These result qualifiers are SoftFail and HardFail. There is no hard-and-fast rule as to which one’s the better choice…

Determining DMARC Authentication with Relaxed and Strict Alignment Modes
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Determining DMARC Authentication with Relaxed and Strict Alignment Modes

Now that DMARC implementation has become a norm in 2024, it is important that you understand its nuances to make informed decisions and fortify your organization’s defenses. One of the integral aspects that determine the efficacy of DMARC authentication is choosing the right DMARC alignment mode.  When it comes to DMARC alignment, choosing between relaxed…

The Importance of DMARC For Email Marketing and How to Get Started With it
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The Importance of DMARC For Email Marketing and How to Get Started With it

Email marketing is the backbone of the new-age online business era, where newsletters and other forms of marketing content are dispatched in bulk with the intention of attracting prospects into opening them and clicking on the links. Upon clicking the links, the recipients are taken to the products or services pages, hoping they will make…

How to Add a DMARC Record to DNS?
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How to Add a DMARC Record to DNS?

Learning how to generate and add a DMARC record to DNS helps fortify phishing and spoofing attacks. DMARC is short for Domain-based Message Authentication Reporting and Conformance, a protocol designed to help recipients’ mail servers identify genuine and suspicious emails.  To add a dmarc record to DNS, you need to update your DNS settings with…

Getting Rid of Common SPF Errors for Email Security and Delivery
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Getting Rid of Common SPF Errors for Email Security and Delivery

Since the fourth quarter of 2022, there has been a 1,265% increase in malicious phishing emails and a 967% rise in credential phishing. The expansion of ChatGPT and similar AI generative tools are contributing to this steep surge, and experts are anticipating the situation to worsen in the coming months.  Although the message for the…

8 Types of Phishing Attacks to Be Wary of
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8 Types of Phishing Attacks to Be Wary of

Phishing exists, and we all are well aware of it. However, we still end up getting trapped in the new tricks of scammers. These attacks surge specifically during the holiday seasons as people look for discounted gifts and household items. Threat actors create spoofed email addresses and websites to trap executives and attempt business email…

What is GAPPSSMTP and How to Set Up a Custom DKIM Key For Your Emails?

What is GAPPSSMTP and How to Set Up a Custom DKIM Key For Your Emails?

GAPPSSMTP stands for Google Apps Simple Mail Transfer Protocol, which is responsible for exchanging email messages securely and swiftly. This is a part of Google Workspace’s suite of tools. Understanding GAPPSSMTP Every outgoing message that is sent through the Gmail SMTP server is signed with a default DKIM key to prevent email tampering and verify…