AOL Next Mailbox Provider to Apply DMARC Reject Policy

Posted by Christine Borgia 

On April 4, Yahoo published a DMARC reject policy, telling mailbox providers to reject any mail from a Yahoo domain if it doesn’t come from Yahoo’s own servers. Today, AOL confirmed that many of its users have also been compromised, and the spammers are spoofing their addresses to send mail to their contacts. Yahoo made it hard for them to spoof Yahoo users, so they moved on to AOL. Today, AOL announced that they, too, have implemented a DMARC reject policy.

If there is one word to describe a cybercriminal, it is agile. Where will they go next?

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About Christine Borgia

As Senior Director of Data Support, Christine ensures that Return Path's employees, customers, and consumers are able to get the answers they need about our data and data sources. Prior to joining Return Path, Christine spent seven years fighting spam for AOL where she led a team of content filtering and IP reputation experts. Connect with her on Twitter @christineborgia or at

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