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How do I set up DMARC without tech support?

DMARC (Domain-based Message Authentication Reporting and Conformance) is a protocol that gives domain owners the ability to protect their organization & domain from unauthorized use known as email spoofing. DMARC was launched in 2012 as an anti-phishing tool. It was supported by mail providers AOL, Comcast, Google Workspace, Netease, Yahoo! Mail and newsletters American Greetings, Bank of America, Facebook, Fidelity, JPMorgan Chase & Co., LinkedIn, PayPal. But how to set up DMARC without tech support?

How does DMARC work?

Imagine you are sending out a bulk email. In this case, it is important for an email provider, for example, Google, to know that you have allowed the service of mass email-mailings to send letters on your behalf. Those emails from your domain are sent by you, and not by scammers pretending to be you.

DMARC also regulates this process. It tells the email providers what to do with the message if the SPF and DKIM records are incorrect or unaligned. In order to find out why DMARC is failing, follow the link. Thus, DMARC is responsible for email authentication. That is, for the sender’s authentication procedure.

DMARC: what is it and why do you need it?

DMARC tells the postal provider what to do with the letter depending on the results of reading DKIM and SPF.

It also tells the server to send a report to the domain administrator’s mail (or an address specified in the DMARC “rua” tag) with information about which letters were sent and how the provider handled the letters.

DMARC is a great tool for tracking mail delivery and understanding how ISPs receive and process your mail. Based on this, you can improve your deliverability and reclaim 5% or more of your base, which may not receive emails for technical reasons.

How do I set up DMARC without tech support?

First, you need to create the text of your DMARC Record. You can use EasyDMARC’s DMARC Generator tool for this.

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Second, you need to specify the tags. In this example, we are generating a DMARC Record with:

  • Policy Type: None (Monitoring) – It is always important that you start with DMARC Monitoring mode, collect data, authenticate all the legitimate sources and move forward with DMARC enforcement.
  • Aggregate Reporting: This contains the email address(es) to send DMARC Aggregate Feedback reports. When you use EasyDMARC provided email address, you won’t have to deal with complicated DMARC XML files, as we automatically parse all your DMARC data that can give you clear visibility and save your time.
  • Failure Reporting: This contains the email address(es) to send DMARC Failure reports.

After Generating DMARC Record, you will get your DMARC Status, which is the content/value of your TXT Record.

 

Once you get the DMARC Status, you will need to implement this in your DNS Zone with a Host/Name of _dmarc.yourdomain.com. In this example, we’ll be using Cloudflare.

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After successfully adding your DMARC TXT Record, you can use our DMARC Lookup tool for validation.

You have set up DMARC: what to do next?

Once your DMARC Record is present, you will start receiving DMARC Reports. The reports are usually generated every 24 hours. Through EasyDMARC’s reporting engine, you will monitor all the outgoing mail streams that are being generated from your domain name. This will help further with tracking and identifying both your legitimate sources and cybercriminals who are attempting to forge your domain name for fraudulent activity.

Thus, the ultimate goal is to make sure all your legitimate sources are properly authenticated with SPF and DKIM, which can lead you to achieve DMARC enforcement (p=reject) to block any further fraudulent attempts your brand may encounter.

Also, these blog posts will give you more information about DMARC:

DMARC deployment mistakes while implementing DMARC

How to create DMARC record in DNS with EasyDMARC

How does DMARC work: why you should use DMARC?

Understanding DMARC Reports

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