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How to Add DMARC Record to Azure DNS

DMARC is an email authentication standard, policy, and reporting protocol. In EasyDMARC the DMARC record is mandatory to start receiving aggregated reports for your domain. Before moving forward we recommend to start by checking your domain for the DMARC record.

This guide will show how to increase your domain’s security by adding DMARC record to Azure’s DNS.

Azure DNS

Azure DNS uses a global network of name servers to provide fast responses to DNS queries. It was first announced at the Microsoft Ignite conference in Chicago in May of 2015. They use Anycast networking, so DNS queries automatically route to the closest name servers to give you the best possible performance. According to datanyze.com at this moment it has a small market share compared to the main competitor.

By our researches client satisfaction is more than 90%, so lets go ahead and show how you can manage your records and add DMARC.

4 steps to setup DMARC record on Azure DNS

Step 1

Go to your account at portal.azure.com and choose the DNS zones. There you can edit your zones.

azure dns zone editor

Step 2

Press on (Plus) Record Set and add a new txt record to a record set.

add a record to the azure dns record set

Step 3

Go to DMARC generator tool and generate a new record. Copy the generated DMARC record given in the red box.

DMARC txt record for Azure DNS

Step 4

Use name _dmarc.yourdomain.com to paste the generated DMARC record.

Recommendation for beginners

If this is the first time DMARC record is set for your domain then we STRONGLY RECOMMEND to use the “Monitoring” policy.

You can read about DMARC and policies here: add a link that will describe what are those policies and why beginners should use monitoring

Sign up for EasyDMARC and get recommendations for when the policy shall be changed. EasyDMARC will help with monitoring, our alerts and notifications will suggest you to create right configurations. When your domain is safe EasyDMARC will suggest you to change it p=reject with the goal oriented alerts.

Next Steps

  • Sign up for EasyDMARC
  • Add you domain to get the suggested DMARC record
  • Update your DNS with DMARC txt record
  • Start monitoring….

Good to know

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