A Roundup of the Top Phishing Attacks in 2024 So Far

A Roundup of the Top Phishing Attacks in 2024 So Far

Is your mailbox flooded with unsolicited emails? While most of these emails are harmless (like bulk or spam), some of them have the potential to seriously damage your entire ecosystem. Year after year, these emails are getting more frequent and formidable. In fact, we are only halfway into 2024, and the number of fraudulent emails…

Fixing Google Calendar Invites That Fail DMARC Checks

Fixing Google Calendar Invites That Fail DMARC Checks

Google Calendar invites fail DMARC checks when the recipient replies to them, and the response goes back to Google’s servers instead of the sender’s domain. This happens because the ‘From’ address and the originating server don’t match.  This failure also occurs due to the fact that Google uses shared IP addresses to send Google Calendar…

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…

DomainKeys and DKIM Are Slightly Different

DomainKeys and DKIM Are Slightly Different

DomainKeys is an older technology that was combined with Cisco’s Identified Internet Mail (IIM) to develop DKIM—an email authentication protocol that prevents phishing emails sent from your domain from reaching recipients’ primary inboxes. Moreover, DKIM also ensures that nobody tampers with the message in transit.  People often use these terms interchangeably, but let’s figure out…

Disabling DMARC Reports: A Guide to Streamlining Your Domain’s Email Security

Disabling DMARC Reports: A Guide to Streamlining Your Domain’s Email Security

DMARC authentication has become the norm in the cyber world, thanks to the revised email-sending policies introduced by Google and Yahoo. But what really makes this email authentication protocol a cult favorite?  Apart from adding a layer of defense against unauthorized emails on your sender program and malicious cyberattacks, DMARC (Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting, and…

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…

Technical and Marketing Team’s Joint Efforts For Email Deliverability

Technical and Marketing Team’s Joint Efforts For Email Deliverability

Marketing has been the supporting pillar of businesses and trades since the pre-industrial revolution era, and the proliferation of mobile devices has strengthened it. Today, email is one of the best channels of online marketing, with an ROI of $42 for every $1 spent. However, we can’t overlook how technical deliverability issues limit email marketing’s…

Learning to Send DMARC-Compliant Emails on Behalf of Others

Learning to Send DMARC-Compliant Emails on Behalf of Others

This guide is intended for email service providers and businesses involved in sending emails using their own customer’s domains for marketing, PR, billing, talent management, etc.  Sending DMARC-compliant emails is beneficial for both parties, significantly optimizing email identification. If you aim to get the best of the best email delivery and visibility, consider the following…