New Site Checks for DMARC, DKIM, SPF, TLS, DNSSEC, and IPv6

An initiative organized by the Dutch government, industry organizations, and the Internet Society is offering a website where users can see if their email provider is using a range of modern Internet standards: IPv6, DNSSEC, TLS, DKIM, DMARC, and SPF. Use this link in English or this link in Dutch to access the site, which […]

Email Authentication and Messaging Operations

Effective email authentication requires an organization to have clear control of its messaging operations, and it can take a lot of work to get there if you don’t already have it. But many don’t realize that deploying DMARC – before or while you’re deploying DKIM and SPF – can offer a valuable external view of […]

Top Alexa Websites and Email Authentication, Part 1

The more popular a website is, the more likely the average consumer is to trust a fraudulent message that impersonates that website’s Internet domain. One might expect that the websites at the top of the list employ email authentication to protect against that possibility, but what about sites further down the list? This piece will […]

Phishing Solved, DMARC Adopters Bored (April Fools!)

Dateline: April 1, 2015; Berkeley, California – Today major mailbox providers and email senders expressed their frustration that nobody is phishing their customers and domains. The universal adoption of email authentication technologies such as SPF, DKIM, and DMARC, and the sudden elimination of spam, has caused criminals to abandon this once-popular activity. “I guess I […]