DMARC – What Is It & Do You Need It?

Recently, a new standard was published, called DMARC. It has caused a lot of discussion and excitement, and people have been asking whether or not they need it. In short, DMARC is an expansion on the existing DKIM and SPF specifications, designed to increase the effectiveness of anti-phishing programs. It standardizes the use of SPF […]

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Do They or Don’t They?

I recently got an email asking me if I thought ISPs tighten the rules during the holidays to be more strict on senders. It’s a question I got quite often when I was at AOL, also. So…do they?? In my opinion the answer is no, they don’t! There are a many reasons for this thought, […]

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Don’t be that guy! Falling for this one could be embarassing!

I’ve been doing this job for a long time, and even so sometimes I get a scam mail that makes me hesitate for a moment. I got one of those this morning, addressed to an Operations catch-all address. The subject line was “Domain Notification: ADMINISTRATOR – UNICA ON DEMAND This is your Final Notice of […]

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Don’t be that guy!

The other day I got an email from a company I’d never heard of, offering me an inside look at a product that would revolutionize my inbox placement if I would just give it a try. It was different enough from the spam I usually get that I took a second glance; I don’t get […]

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