Delivery to Gmail inboxes
Dec17

Delivery to Gmail inboxes

Data released by ComScore in October ’12 suggests that Gmail has overtaken Hotmail as the world’s top email service. Gmail has grown very fast in past few years and would likely end up being the top email provider in North America sooner than later. Delivering email to Gmail users’ inbox brings with itself some unique challenges as Gmail spam filtering focuses heavily on subscriber engagement, content filtering and user driven spam...

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Hotmail makes the shift to SPF
Dec06

Hotmail makes the shift to SPF

Recently Hotmail has made two technology shifts in their email authentication solutions, adopting DMARC and switching from Sender ID to SPF. These are significant changes for the platform as the Sender ID solution has traditionally been championed by the Microsoft team while many other ISPs and webmail providers opted for SPF as their email authentication solutions. Why has Hotmail shifted away from Sender ID? While I have not talked...

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DMARC now what? Part 2
Aug20

DMARC now what? Part 2

After a month of reading DMARC reports I find I’m still asking myself – What is the next step? How does this help me (and in turn you)? I’ll hopefully have better answers later this week after my meeting with a couple of DMARC data experts. Remember I’m running in reporting only mode at the moment and just trying to grasp how bad the spoofing issues for email addresses @emailkarma.net are… Sadly Pharmacy...

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DMARC now what? Part 1
Jul25

DMARC now what? Part 1

Recently EmailKarma.net email addresses started to see a lot of bounced email for messages that we didn’t send, this is common from viruses and bots that forge the sender and have bounces generated to an unsuspecting third party. Being that we are already SPF and DKIM compliant I decided to publish our DMARC records to see how bad the spoofing problem really is. As a result of this I’ve also decided to share this...

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Reported Password Leak at Linkedin
Jun06

Reported Password Leak at Linkedin

Today there have been several announcements in the Social Media world regarding a significant Data Breach at Linkedin. 6.5 Million users names and Passwords (encrypted) have been accessed illegally from the Linkedin System and Posted publicly on a Russian Hacker Website. Source NextWeb: Bad day for LinkedIn: 6.5 million hashed passwords reportedly leaked – change yours now It is highly recommended that if you have a Linkedin account...

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Announcing TC Media Connections
Jun06

Announcing TC Media Connections

OK OK – I don’t usually post work stuff here but when I do it’s usually because I’m really excited about it, and this post is no different. I’m excited to announce the launch of TC Media Connections our new newsletter that will be covering hot topics affecting you at work, life & play! Want to know know what else makes this an exciting announcement, at least for me, I’m featured in Edition #1...

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