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 »

European Email Marketers: How the Phishing Phenomenon Impacts You (Even if You've Never Been Spoofed)

I recently spoke with two of my European colleagues who regularly attend email marketing industry events. They told me that one of the most surprising things they hear from email marketing professionals in Europe is a lack of concern over phishing and spoofing. The comments they most often hear are, “Sure, we’ve seen Return Path’s blog articles on how to set up DKIM and SPF but why should we take... 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 »

Kaspersky Lab and Return Path Team Up to Combat Fraud and Spam

International collaboration helps Return Path to reduce email abuse and extend detection to 2.4 billion mailboxes worldwide MOSCOW and NEW YORK – February 26, 2014 – IT Security vendor Kaspersky Lab and email intelligence company Return Path announced today a new, collaborative initiative to combat international fraud including phishing attacks and other abuse targeting consumers and... Continue »