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Difference between Anti Spam and DMARC

DMARC Vs Anti-Spam Solutions

The difference between Anti-Spam and DMARC

DMARC and anti-spam solutions are not the same things! Let’s do a deep dive into how the two solutions work to understand the difference better.

How do Anti-Spam Solutions work?

To make sense of the DMARC vs anti-spam debate, let’s understand how an anti-spam solution works. Anti-spam solutions make use of several algorithms to cut through the inbox clutter and identify and single out potential spam emails. It uses a concoction of filters including content, header, and blacklist filters to distinguish between real and spam emails, thereby lodging them into the spam/junk folder when detected. They are effective in preventing inbound phishing attempts.

Anti-spam filters are however NOT effective against:

Outbound Phishing attacks

Spoofing attacks

Domain impersonation