All About Yahoo's DMARC Reject Policy

Two weeks ago today, Yahoo became the first major mailbox provider to publish a DMARC policy of reject. For those of you who are not familiar with DMARC and don’t know what a reject policy is, this means that Yahoo has a line of text in their DNS record telling mailbox providers to reject any mail from a Yahoo domain if it doesn’t come from Yahoo’s own servers. This was big news and had a big... Continue »

The Non-Evolution of Email Best Practices

To talk about the evolution of email best practices is to talk about their non-evolution in many ways. Why is that? Well, they haven’t changed much over the last decade. What has changed is the importance of adhering to those best practices. Both the way that mailbox providers filter mail and the legal repercussions for not following best practices have evolved steadily. What this means is that... Continue »

The "Internet of Things" to Increase Reliance on Domain Based Reputation

Just like “Big Data”, the “Internet of Things” is quickly becoming the most recent buzz-worthy term in the business and internet world. It essentially describes how a large number of devices become interconnected and communicate via the internet. While it is not a new concept, it’s becoming more of a reality and getting a lot of attention from companies like Google and Cisco.  Several sources... Continue »

Press Release: Prominent Brands Cut Email Abuse by More than 50% with DMARC

As a founding member of DMARC.org Return Path is proud to mark the standard's second anniversary as one of the industry's most important anti-phishing advances. With widespread mailbox provider support and adoption by many of the biggest senders in the email ecosystem, DMARC has already shifted the spectrum of threats faced by brands and consumers. Email abuse will continue to become less... Continue »

New eBook: Getting started with DMARC

Phishing and other email brand abuse continues to rise at a steady rate, and with the recent high-profile data breaches of Target and Neiman Marcus, consumers and brands will likely see elevated levels of malicious email in their inboxes as a result. But there is something that organizations can do as a first step to fully protecting their brands and valuable customers from email-borne threats:... Continue »