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What is DMARC and How to set it up?

DMARC stands for Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting, and Conformance

It can be used as a way to prevent specific type of SPAM. Hence it should be added as TXT record in your DNS zone, just like SPF and DKIM signatures.

Example DMARC policies

These are some example policies and how they appear in the DNS TXT record.

The values in these examples are defined in DMARC TXT record values, below.

Actions to take for failed DMARC checkTXT record contents
Take no action on messages that fail the DMARC check. Email a daily report to [email protected]v=DMARC1; p=none; rua=mailto:[email protected]
Put 5% of the messages that fail the DMARC check in recipients’ spam folders. Email a daily report to [email protected]v=DMARC1; p=quarantine; pct=5; rua=mailto:[email protected]
Reject 100% of messages that fail the DMARC check. Email a daily report to two addresses: [email protected] and [email protected] Failed messages cause an SMTP bounce to the sender.v=DMARC1; p=reject; rua=mailto:[email protected], mailto:[email protected]

Further Reading:

https://support.google.com/a/answer/2466580

https://support.google.com/a/answer/2466563?hl=en&ref_topic=2759254

Author: Harshvardhan Malpani

PHP Developer based in New Delhi, India. Working as a freelance web developer providing server deployment, website development and maintenance services.

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