The Japan Anti-Abuse Working Group (JPAAWG) held its first meeting in Tokyo, Japan on November 8th, 2018. director Steve Jones was invited to give a general update on DMARC and related matters, and the slides from that presentation are now available for download.

The update covers several areas of interest to people working to combat abuse in the email space. There have been a number of updates to the cryptography supporting the DKIM standard, which will need to be incorporated into organizations’ email handling software. The ARC protocol has been making steady progress through the IETF‘s DMARC Working Group, and is getting close to having an RFC number assigned. A brief review of recent changes in government policy related to email authentication is included. Finally, some charts and graphs are included showing DMARC adoption as of mid-2018, across the Internet as well as in key country-code top-level domains (ccTLD) in Asia and Europe.