Questions tagged [dmarc]

Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting, and Conformance (DMARC) is a mechanism by which the owner of a domain uses specially formed DNS records to express domain-level policies and preferences for email validation, disposition, and reporting.

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How to proper dns zone config for selfhosted email server

Looking to harden the sending authentication of my email server, I am looking for some usefull hints on the topic. As I have in total 4 Vps Servers where emails will be send from, registration ...
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Sending emails via a mailing service with a sender whose domain I don't own

Let's suppose I own the email address luis@gmail.com (the real one is not gmail, but for the purposes of this example it will do) and I want to send emails via a service similar to SendGrid or Mailgun ...
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Should we enhance DMARC to allow aligned DKIM enforcement?

Currently, DMARC only requires aligned DKIM or SPF. However spoofing SPF is relatively simple for an experienced hacker: You should only control a single IP address in the often large SPF range of e-...
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I don't understand DMARC reports regarding my policy

My DMARC settings seems to not work as expected. First, a few things to note: The domain is mydomain.com (not the real one obviously) ; The domain and mail provider is gandi.net ; I use Amazon SES to ...
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Align DMARC and DKIM header with Amazon SES

I've setup a new account using Amazon SES and Sendy running on EC2 and hosting the domain all on the same account. I've setup SPF, DKIM with CUSTOM FROM ADRESS via Amazon EasyDKIM and DMARC validation ...
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Send bulk emails with valid DMARC security

We are implementing a feedback feature in our web application. After completion of an event, we are sending emails requesting feedback and ratings to our visitors. If we do write the following DMARC ...
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Correct SPF record

I have been asked to apply DMARC protection to a domain. Part of this requires me to add an DNS record to the domain management console, however I have come across a stumbling block. The DMARC checker ...
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How to prevent calendar invite responses from being blocked between two Google Workspace accounts?

My company has two separate Google Workspace accounts, each associated with a separate domain (lets call them domainA and domainB). Employees have email addresses assigned to them for both domains. If ...
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Managing SPF with multiple users on an email provider

I'm using Ipower for web and email hosting. I was recently made aware that SPF and DMARC were set to neutral, causing all of our outgoing emails to go to spam. I updated both records and they worked ...
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Strange characters appearing in some DNS checkers, but not others for DKIM and SPF, possibly causing DMARC to fail

Emails sent from all 3 email addresses I have set up in the Rackspace Cloudways Add-On are ending up in Spam in GMail. When I "View Original Message" in GMail, I see... SPF: NEUTRAL with ...
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SPF FAIL but DKIM PASS with my own domain

I do not understand the fail results in the following google DMARC report to our domain. I understand that the SPF fails because the IP address is not ours but if so, how come DKIM passes? <...
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DKIM & SPF Allignment for Subdomains

We have a primary domain name example.com that has both adkim=s and aspf=s defined in its DMARC policy. Now, we have multiple subdomain names for this primary domain, such as postman.example.com. The ...
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DMARC record is valid, but your domain's None/Quarantine policy does not yet protect it against email spoofing and phishing

People, Using the website: https://easydmarc.com/tools/dmarc-lookup?domain=name.com I got this error: DMARC record is valid, but your domain's None/Quarantine policy does not yet protect it against ...
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DMARC reports - fail then pass, and "softfail"

Here are two records from reports, with the actual domain name of my client replaced with "example.com". In the first one, SPF is marked "fail" above under "policy_evaluated&...
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Network Solutions DNS not always returning DKIM and SPF records

If there is a more appropriate place to ask this or it is a duplicate, please tell me. I have a client who hosts their domains with Network Solutions. Some of their emails were bouncing due to ...
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(Why) Would email servers stop sending DMARC reports because of DKIM?

I have a personal email server I've been running for years; very seldom has there been a problem with sending mail and so I've never really got up to speed with things like SPF, DMARC, and DKIM. ...
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Does this report mean someone is attempting to send emails fraudulently or that I have things configured wrong?

Pretty new to spf/dkim and dmark. After setting this up just this morning I already got a report on a new website. Our service eamils our users via sendgrid and the rest of the emails are sent from ...
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Is it OK to set up a DMARC record with no rua and ruf tags?

All of my systems ask me to set up a DMARC record, and I want to. It seems to be universally recommended now. However, no one will be monitoring the email performance of the website, or would know how ...
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postfix to gmail silent delivery failure

With the impending turndown of free hosted Google workspace accounts, I'm trying to install my own mail server using postfix/dovecot/opendkim. Mostly, it's working and for many of the services I've ...
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SPF/DKIM/DMARC for Gmail "Send mail as" via smtp.gmail.com on external domain

Since "Google Apps" / "Google Apps for business" / "G-Suite" / "Google Workspaces" free tier is being discontinued, I need a solution to migrate my ~30 extended ...
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Softfail on forwarded emails sent through Yahoo mail - Is there a fix?

happy to be here. Excuse me for the wall of text but I am trying to help a friend who wants to keep on using his Yahoo mail for sending emails from his business email address. His mail server is on ...
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How can it be possible dkim fails whereas spf pass

I have set up a postfix which sends emails. I have configure spf, dkim and dmarc (with p=none). I have checked with mail-tester: spf and dkim work fine. I have set up a dmarc rua in order to receive ...
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How is this email passing DMARC?

Today we received a spoofed email: it was sent to us "from us". (Assume we own foo.com -- real domain redacted.) This is disturbing, as it shows as "from foo.com", yet the sender ...
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How do I add individual mail-sending websites to my SPF record?

My company, which sends @example.co email from Google Workspace, HubSpot, and Salesforce, has the following SPF record in DNS: v=spf1 include:_spf.google.com include:_spf.salesforce.com include:...
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Why am I failing SPF only in my Google DMARC report?

Curious as to why my Google DMARC is coming back with a fail under SPF. Here is the report: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" ?> <feedback> <report_metadata> ...
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Why do I get DMARC aggregate reports with no reported failures (G Suite + Amazon SES)?

Domain: franzoni.eu Such domain leverages G Suite (grandfathered free version) for receiving mail, but for various reasons (I prefer not to create users for M2M SMTP on G Suite, and I cannot use SMTP ...
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Why does spf fail in DMARC report from Google?

I recently received a DMARC report from Google alerting me of a few SPF failures with mail originating from IP addresses belonging to Amazon SES. A sample record is as follows (I have replaced our ...
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Confused about SPF Records

I thought that ?all in SPF should not be used. Then I examinated SPF records of some local email provider companies and I found this: v=spf1 mx ip4:77.75.78.0/23 ip4:77.75.76.0/23 ip6:2a02:598::/32 ?...
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SPF record with DMARC policy is not picking up the policy

We are now going through security verification, and we are using SecurityScorecard for it. One of the issues that we are still trying to fight, is the SPF record. The details of the error are as ...
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Mail from Teams forwarded to Gmail marked as spam due to DMARC failure

When I write a chat message in Microsoft Teams the receiver gets an e-mail notification on her Office 365 account (receiver@htlvb.at) when she is offline in Teams. The receiver set it up so that all ...
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DMARC failure for delivery report

I have a Docker-based mail server (Mailu) setup. It's working great except for delivery reports which are sent automatically (one of the user mailboxes is full and a "Quota exceeded" ...
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dmarc reports and invalid sender ip

We sometimes get an aggregated report where some mails fails due to invalid ip. That ip is not allowed to send emails from our domain (I guess it is spam. this IP does not belong to us) - is there any ...
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why is this DMARC failing verification?

I get a 6.1/10 score on mail-tester.com, where the DMARC verification is the only relevant penalty (-3). * Your DKIM signature is valid * Your message failed the DMARC verification A DMARC policy ...
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Google G Suite DMARC + SPF + DKIM for user domain aliases fail Google Admin Toolbox CheckMX

I have set up the above in my Google's old G-Suite account for a User Domain Alias but am still getting two warning messages: https://webcoder.co.uk There were some non-critical problems detected with ...
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550-5.7.26 Unauthenticated email from domain is not accepted due on ERP only

I have made updates to our mail server to use DMARC. So after This our ERP system cannot send emails to gmail.com or yahoo.com but Outlook sends emails with no problems. Below is the header for an ...
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DMARC appears to fail, multiple DKIM signatures with one matching the from address

I am using a free outlook account. In the outlook account management portal I have added an alias for my custom domain (alias@mydomain.website). With this I am able to send mails from this alias, ...
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DMARC, DKIM, or SPF? Emails going into quarantine

I have never had to deal with DKIM, DMARC, or SPF records before; however, our SPF record is full (10, Cloudflare) and I have a vendor whose emails aren’t making it to our mailboxes. I made ...
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I think I have a DMARC failure, posting to one list-server. The reports list my post under "forwarded," but the detail lines show mostly "reject"

I've recently implemented DMARC where I work. Most of the list-servers work just fine, either rewriting the from address or passing my posts unchanged, so they pass DKIM. One of them appears to be a ...
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DMARC report with passing O365 DKIM signature being sent by Google server

The dmarc report values are as follows: dkim_domain : mydomain.onmicrosoft.com dkim_result : pass selector : selector1-mydomain-onmicrosoft-com header_from : mydomain spf_domain : mydomain spf_result :...
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Turn off DMARC report for pass

I would like to receive reports only for DMARC quarantined mail and failures, but I still receive mails for every successful e-mail that has been sent from my server. Configuration in dns looks like ...
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DMARC quarantine and reject policy algorithm

If I update my DMARC policy to quarantine or reject, do email receivers check both the SPF and DKIM verification checks or just one? Or is it implementation dependent, i.e. email receivers can ...
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Send each email from a different subdomain?

There are clearly benefits of using a subdomain for sending email to protection domain reputation, but is this always true? What about the extreme case, where a spam domain sends every email from a ...
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Do I need to tune my DMARC settings (SPF align failure at final delivery)?

I've received my first (ever!) DMARC forensic report, and I'm not sure if it implies I should be setting something differently, or if this is desired behavior, or if it's undesired but there's nothing ...
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DNS MX/SPF/DMARC records without actuall emails on domain

I created website for someone, but also someone (I guess some SEO guy) told this person that I made big mistake because there are missing DNS records on domain (mx, SPF, dmarc). Now I need to "...
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SPF and DMARC - how is the SPF policy used

My domain has a strict DMARC policy (p=reject) and a standard SPF policy with ~all catchall. My email provider is Google Workspace. I received an email spoofing my sender address. It came from 41.174....
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When using a subdomain with DMARC configured to send RUA, is it necessary to add DMARC reports TXT record?

If I send an email from username@subdomain.example.com with rua=username@example.com in the DMARC record of subdomain.example.com, is it necessary to create a DMARC reports TXT record (e.g., subdomain....
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I try to sent emails from different domain names using one email account and get dmarc=fail

For example, I have: example.com (in this domain I create account) need.com (additional domain) I want to give the users the ability to send emails as @need.com using alias in accounts settings. The ...
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Allowing Messages from IP Address DMARC

I'm still learning infrastructure stuff and need to ask a question which relates to DMARC. A user in the organisation has an app which is sending marketing messages to staff within the business. The ...
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Is everything OK based on this DMARC report?

Do I understand it correct that everything is OK and I have both SPF and DKIM configured correctly based on this report from Google? <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" ?> &...
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Google DMARC reports for Google servers?

Each day I get a DMARC report from Google. They include records for our own outgoing emails, various 3rd party partners we've authorized to send on our behalf, and various spammers trying to spoof our ...
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