DMARC Deployments Quadruple In 2017

Using DNS query data supplied by Farsight Security, global deployment of DMARC appears to have grown by roughly 400% over the course of 2017. The portion of these domains publishing “quarantine” or “reject” policies – which generally prevent fraudulent messages using one of these domains from being delivered to the inbox – rose from 21% […]

DMARC Policies Increase 300% over 2019

The number of valid DMARC policies observed in the DNS increased by roughly 300% over the course of 2019, based on analysis of data from Farsight Security. At the end of 2018 there were roughly 630,000 valid DMARC policies published, and at the end of 2019 this figure was 1.89 million. (See similar announcements from […]

Presentation from Second JPAAWG Meeting Available

The Japan Anti-Abuse Working Group (JPAAWG) held its second annual meeting in Tokyo, Japan on November 14th and 15th, 2019. DMARC.org 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 (with notes). The update covers a number of areas, including two new publications from the […]

Presentation from First JPAAWG Meeting Available

The Japan Anti-Abuse Working Group (JPAAWG) held its first meeting in Tokyo, Japan on November 8th, 2018. DMARC.org 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 […]

Version 18 of ARC Specification Published

As first reported on the arc-spec.org website, on October 2nd the IETF’s DMARC Working Group published version 18 of the ARC specification document, incorporating the changes suggested during the Working Group Last Call (WGLC).  There are many small language changes to clarify concepts or bring usage in line with other IETF documents, such as Email […]

Working Group Completes Last Call For ARC Specification

The DMARC Working Group has completed Last Call for the ARC specification. This means that when the final consensus changes are incorporated, the document will be submitted for approval and publication by the IETF. It is possible that the specification might be published before the next IETF meeting in November, though perhaps more likely between then […]

OpenARC v0.1.0 has been released

An alpha version of an open source implementation of the ARC protocol has been released. Congratulations to all involved in bringing this project to an initial release. ARC allows forwarders and mailing lists to convey message authentication results that would otherwise be lost, which can present difficulties to some DMARC adopters. OpenARC v0.1.0 can be […]