Why You Should Take Advantage of SMTP over TLS

In my previous blog post, I introduced the topic of SMTP over TLS and discussed why it’s an important tool to use to protect the privacy of email communication. In that post, I wrote that you do not have to encrypt email at this time, but I promised that I would write a subsequent post arguing that you should do so. This is that post. How Much of My Mail Should I Encrypt? You might be an... Continue »

Toward Better Privacy in Email - SMTP over TLS

Electronic surveillance of email and other communications is unfortunately a fact of life these days. It seems that not a week goes by where we don’t hear some new report that “they” are listening to what we once thought to be our private messages and phone calls, and this has folks rightly concerned about just how much “they” might know. While there have been some extreme reactions to these... Continue »

Benchmarks: Is One Ever Enough?

The term “benchmark” is derived from the 19th-century practice of marking stones to indicate where “benches,” a type of bracket for mounting land survey equipment, should be placed[1].  Benchmarks allowed land surveyors to locate their equipment in exactly the same place from survey to survey and thereby ensure the accuracy of their work. From those simple origins, benchmarking has become... Continue »

Return Path Expands Email Certification and Mailbox Provider Solutions to Russia

Top Russian mailbox providers Mail.Ru and Yandex.Mail partner with Return Path to facilitate delivery of permissioned messages and combat email abuse NEW YORK – JUNE 25, 2014 – Return Path, the global leader in email intelligence, today announced the details of partnerships with Russia’s largest mailbox providers, Mail.Ru and Yandex.Mail, whose combined users account for more than 90% of... Continue »

Don't Wait to Authenticate

In March I wrote an article entitled, European Email Marketers; How the Phishing Phenomenon Impacts You (Even if You've Never Been Spoofed). I received some excellent feedback after publishing it and most of them said, “It’s not just European senders who are behind in their understanding of the real impact of phishing, it’s a global issue still very relevant everywhere.” Of course I knew that, but... Continue »