A Guide to Deploying SPF, DKIM, and DMARC Like a Pro!

A Guide to Deploying SPF, DKIM, and DMARC Like a Pro!

Does your organization send more than 5000 emails per day? Does it struggle to keep phishing and spoofing at bay despite implementing email authentication protocols— SPF, DKIM, and DMARC? Well, we understand that there is no foolproof way of preventing these cybersecurity attacks, but you certainly can limit their frequency and impact.  You’d be surprised…

Creating Microsoft 365 Transport Rule to Quarantine Unauthorized Inbound Emails

Creating Microsoft 365 Transport Rule to Quarantine Unauthorized Inbound Emails

Domain owners use DMARC reports to instruct receiving mailboxes to quarantine or reject emails from unauthorized IP addresses. This helps minimize the possibility of victims engaging with potentially fraudulent emails sent on the pretext of official conversation from your company.  However, Microsoft works a bit differently! Microsoft doesn’t reject emails because it considers the instances…

How Do You Configure Third-Party Vendors to Be DMARC Compliant?

How Do You Configure Third-Party Vendors to Be DMARC Compliant?

According to the How Businesses Hire Agencies Study by Semrush, nearly 94% of businesses outsource some or all of their marketing activities, including sending emails on their behalf. With such outsourcing comes the risk of opening up new gateways for malicious actors to access, intercept, and exploit your technical and non-technical resources.  So, deploying SPF,…

Reasons Why You Aren’t Receiving DMARC XML Reports

Reasons Why You Aren’t Receiving DMARC XML Reports

Once you have created a DMARC record, the job is not over; the real work of monitoring begins after that. Domain owners or administrators have to assess XML reports to understand if someone is sending unauthorized emails from your domain.  But what if you don’t receive these reports in the first place? You won’t get…

Resolving ‘DMARC Policy Not Enabled’ Error

Resolving ‘DMARC Policy Not Enabled’ Error

Reverse DNS lookup is the process where the receiving email server verifies whether the sending IP address corresponds to the domain from which the email claims to originate. But when no DMARC record is registered for your domain, the ‘DMARC policy not enabled’ error occurs.  Sometimes, this error can prompt even if a DMARC record…

Fixing DMARC Enforcement For Smaller and Emerging Brands

Fixing DMARC Enforcement For Smaller and Emerging Brands

Sometimes, even illegitimate emails pass the DMARC check, and that’s because of the lack of enforcement controls by the domain owners. This is one of the primary cybersecurity vulnerabilities that allow cybercriminals to fool people through phishing emails.  In October 2022, phishing attacks targeted nearly 600 brand names globally. Microsoft, Google, and Yahoo emerged as…

Google’s New DMARC Compliance Requires You to Stop Impersonating Gmail From: Headers

Google’s New DMARC Compliance Requires You to Stop Impersonating Gmail From: Headers

As of January 16, 2023, the United States led globally in the daily volume of spam emails sent, totaling approximately 8 billion. Czechia and the Netherlands followed closely, ranking second and third with 7.7 billion and 7.6 billion spam emails, respectively. To combat such uncontrollable numbers of phishing and spamming instances, Google and Yahoo rolled…