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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True Domain Closes It’s Doors

Anti-phishing and domain reputation monitoring service True Domain sent this note to all subscribers on Friday stating that the service would be shutting down over the weekend. The service was used by Gmail, Yahoo, Fastmail and Operamail to Protect users from phishing and to report back to brand owners on the number of successfully authenticated emails, failed messages and source of email messages. Full message below: I regret to...

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MySpace Mail gets accredation

Yesterday (was a Holiday so I’m just seeing this now) both Return Path and GoodMail announced certification partnerships with MySpace Mail. Here is what Return Path has to say: “Return Path is partnering with MySpace to ensure that the new social networking email service upholds the same high standard as ISPs. MySpace will also be implementing Return Path Certification to make sure that MySpace members get the email they...

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