The rua and ruf tags in a DMARC record allow domain owners to specify email addresses where they want to receive DMARC aggregate and forensic reports. You can choose to receive both types of DMARC reports on the same email address or different ones.
In theory, implementing DMARC is as simple as publishing a DMARC record with your DNS. Well, only if things were this straightforward. As businesses expand and email ecosystems become more complex, it becomes challenging for security teams to prevent email-based attacks and ensure that no legitimate emails are marked as spam.
Domain-based Message Authentication Reporting and Conformance or DMARC alignment verifies that an email message’s ‘From’ header domain aligns with the authenticated domain used in the DKIM and SPF protocols. There are two DMARC alignment modes: SPF identifier alignment and DKIM identifier alignment.
So, you have decided to jump on the DMARC bandwagon? As mail providers like Google and Yahoo have made DMARC a standard practice starting in 2024, many organizations are now recognizing the importance of implementing the email authentication protocol to mitigate the risks of phishing and spoofing and enhance security.
If you are seeking a one-liner answer to ‘Do Office 365 users need DMARC?’ then it’s ‘Yes, they do need DMARC protection.
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DMARC is a powerful tool to counter spam, spoofing, phishing attacks, and email fraud. Besides securing your organization from potential online attacks, DMARC implementation can boost your email delivery rates.
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You may already know that Yahoo.com has a DMARC policy in place that prevents mail with yahoo.com in the from address from being delivered if it is sent from outside Yahoo’s infrastructure.
Yahoo is expanding this policy to their lower-volume Yahoo international domains below on Mar 28, 2016.
The list of domains that will become unusable is as follows:
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It’s a well-known fact that cybercriminals impersonate trusted contacts in order to commit fraud. In fact, 70 percent of all email fraud is sent from a domain name that doesn’t match the one named in the email header.
Google is constantly trying to fight both incoming and outgoing spam. Incoming spam is easy to combat because you can build tools and software at the gateway to manage and mitigate these vectors, however until now Google has allowed people to send email with an @gmail.com email address from any ISP’s server.