Email Filtering, DMARC, Cyber Security


What is DMARC and why is it important? Do you need your DMARC checked?

DMARC: The Unsung Hero of Email Security

In a world where phishing attacks and email spoofing run rampant, there’s one hero that stands between us and the chaos: DMARC.

DMARC, or Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting, and Conformance, is an email authentication protocol that gives email domain owners the power to protect their domain from unauthorized use. In other words, it’s like a bouncer for your email inbox, making sure that only the emails you want to receive get in.

But why is DMARC so important, you ask? Well, imagine this: you receive an email from your bank asking you to update your account information. You click on the link, enter your details, and go about your day. Only later do you realize that the email wasn’t from your bank at all – it was a phishing attack, and now your information is in the hands of cybercriminals.

With DMARC in place, that email would never have made it to your inbox. DMARC checks the authenticity of the sender, making sure that the email is really coming from who it says it’s coming from. If the email fails the DMARC check, it’s quarantined or rejected, keeping you safe from harm.

So, the next time you’re going through your emails, take a moment to appreciate the unsung hero that is DMARC. It may not be flashy, but it’s working hard behind the scenes to keep you safe.

You can use online tools to check your own DMARC record to make sure it’s functioning as it should. Try this tool on your own domain.