Protecting your emails is crucial for keeping your clients safe from malicious actors attempting to steal their private data. In this blog post, we’ll take a closer look at DMARC, an essential email security protocol, whose goal is to help companies protect their brands and maintain their reputation.
Read on and learn what DMARC is, how it works, why is it important, and what are the benefits of implementing it.
What Is DMARC?
As I have already mentioned, DMARC (the abbreviation of Domain-based Message Authentication and Reporting and Conformance) is an email authentication protocol developed to provide email domain owners with the capability to protect their domain from unauthorized use.
However, DMARC is not an email authentication protocol itself, but it builds on the widely used email authentication mechanisms DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) and Sender Policy Framework (SPF).
With those two, it complements Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP), which is a basic protocol used to send and receive email messages but does not include mechanisms for defining or implementing email authentication.
Together with SPF and DKIM, DMARC enables a company to set email authentication regulations to reject or quarantine emails from unauthorized senders.
SPF and DKIM SPF– is a protocol