DMARC policies increase 28% Through June 2021

The number of valid DMARC policies observed in the DNS increased by 28% over the first half of 2021, to a total of 3.46 million, based on analysis of data supplied by Farsight Security. This was double the growth rate during the same period in 2020, when roughly 330,000 new records reflected a 17% increase […]

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 […]

New ARC Implementations at IETF 99 Hackathon

An Authenticated Received Chain (ARC) table was organized at the weekend hackathon held before the IETF 99 meeting in Prague this week. ARC is an official work item of the IETF DMARC Working Group, and will be discussed during the working group meeting Thursday morning. Participants from two different vendors worked on new implementations of […]

DMARC.org Presenting In Tokyo Nov 28th

DMARC.org Executive Director Steven Jones will be speaking about email authentication at TwoFive, Inc’s Cloud and Messaging Day event in Tokyo on Monday, November 28th. Also appearing will be Heikki Gruner of Cloudmark, and anti-spam campaigner Neil Schwartzman. A panel discussion later in the program will also feature noted email experts Shuji Sakuraba and Ayachika […]

United Kingdom Leading The Way In Email Security

The United Kingdom may have the most forward looking policies and deployment plans of any major government. Last week Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond announced a £1.9 billion national cyber security strategy that includes a broad series of measures, and will continue a series of improvements in email security that the UK government has […]

Australian Government Agency Recommends DMARC, DKIM, and SPF

In July the Australian Signals Directorate, part of the Department of Defence, and the Australian Cyber Security Centre issued a report for IT professionals titled, Malicious Email Mitigation Strategies. The report recommends the most effective methods of protecting organizations from email-borne attacks, and includes deploying DKIM, DMARC, and SPF. Furthermore it recommends using DMARC with […]