Researchers unveil that most companies stop at the DMARC implementation stage and don’t really proceed to enforcement. This can prove to be a huge blunder! Enforcement is a very crucial part of DMARC, as solely implementing DMARC in your organization is not enough to configure and mitigate fraudulent emails. A key function of DMARC is that it provides domain owners with the ability to enforce a DMARC policy of how they would like receivers to handle emails and messages that fail DMARC authentication.
DMARC enforcement at an organization allows the domain owner to specify how they want to handle an email that fails authentication, unlike SPF and DKIM. If we assign DMARC policy with the “p” parameter, domain owners are presented with three options for configuring unauthorized emails: