What is DMARC? How it works? and Why it is essential?

What is DMARC? How it works? and Why it is essential?

Jul 21, 2019 DMARC by madhurendra

DMARC that stands for (Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting, and Conformance) is a type of email protocol that uses SPF (Sender Policy Framework) and DKIM (Domain Keys Identified Emails). It controls the situation when email fails authentication tests. It is published at the side of domain.

The DMARC publishing includes the following:

  1. SPF
  2. A-record
  3. CNAME
  4. DKIM

How it works?

As mentioned earlier DMARC uses SPF and DKIM, these all components work together to authenticate the message and decide what to do with it. If any email fails authentication then the below process happens:

  1. The DNS owner publishes a DMARC for himself
  2. When the email is sent by the sender the recipient mail server checks for the DMARC record
  3. The recipient mail server performs the SPF and DKIM authentication in order to test if the sender is really the domain.
  4. After performing the above mentioned tests the receiver mail server sends the DMARC Aggregate Reports on outcome of the message received to the email address specified in the domain’s DMARC records.

DMARC protocol is essential as email is the primary source of communication in any business. It fights the malicious email practices the can put your business in risk. DMARC is used to safeguard the email phishing and scam practices.

How TIKAJ can help ?

To ease up the implementation we offer DMARC+ solution, which provides easy implementation dashboard which can your journey easy.

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