Email is one of the most effective tools for getting your message out, whether it’s for marketing or business use. However, it also presents security threats if you’re not protecting against them. DMARC helps solve this problem by giving you full control of all email that uses your domain name. DMARC is a massive step towards ensuring honest emails stay honest, and malicious emails are protected from reaching inboxes. PowerDMARC has always believed in this mission and has worked hard to make sure the DMARC spec is followed across our entire ecosystem.
Why is Your Email Unsafe?
Email spoofing occurs when an attacker forges the “From” address to make a mail look like it is coming from an authorized, legitimate source. The term can refer to both email clients and server attacks. Spoofing the email client refers to forging the “From”, “To” and/or “Subject” address of mail that originates from a specific client. Spoofing the server refers to forging these addresses in messages that originate from a specific server.
Email spoofing is a serious issue, especially if you are running a legitimate website that has an email signup form. Because email addresses are often the main target of spammers using email spoofing techniques, your email list can quickly become compromised. This will cause major headaches down the road when you need to disable the registration forms or have to manually unsubscribe members from each of your newsletters or other lists.
How can DMARC help?
A DMARC policy allows you to take control over email spoofing, phishing, and other forms of email and domain abuse. Used in combination with SPF (Sender Policy Framework) and DKIM (DomainKeys Identified Mail), this powerful mechanism makes it much harder for cybercriminals to send email using your domain name without your permission.
If you don’t have a DMARC record in place, we recommend you use our free DMARC record generator tool to create a custom-tailored TXT record for your domain and implement the protocol. Remember to shift to a DMARC reject policy to gain protection against impersonation threats.
Track Your Email Flow for Consistent Deliverability
If you want to stay abreast of your attackers, you need to avail yourself of the benefits of DMARC report today! It provides you with a wealth of information regarding your email sending sources and failed delivery attempts. You can leverage the information to respond to threats faster, as well as monitor your emails’ performances to ensure consistency in deliverability.
To maintain the email security health of your domain, it is imperative that your authentication protocols are free from any syntactical or configuration errors. Conduct a DMARC check from time to time to ensure that your DMARC record is functioning properly.