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November 29th, 2018

What is DMARC
DMARC (Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting & Conformance) is an email protocol designed to help prevent email spoofing when used in conjunction with SPF and/or DKIM and gives sending domain administrators the ability to act on messages when the criteria is not met. DMARC also provides the tools for senders to monitor the abuse of their domains.We would highly recommend configuring DMARC DNS records on managed domains especially if your domain is the target of spoofed emails and enabling the functionality within nettigritty’s Antispam Cloud where possible. If you are unclear on how to setup DNS records please consult your DNS administrator.

Does nettigritty’s Antispam Cloud support DMARC
Yes, nettigritty’s Antispam Cloud fully supports DMARC on all incoming email. This is currently not enabled for any outgoing email on nettigritty’s Antispam Cloud , so will not affect any outgoing traffic.

How does DMARC work
DMARC works by matching the “From” header to the “Envelope From” of the sending email. It can prevent spoofing of the “From” headers which is commonly used by spammers in phishing campaigns.More information on how DMARC works can be found here:

How to setup a DMARC record
DMARC records are set up in the DNS of a domain. There are many online tools that can help you here, for example:, there are other examples here:

Configuring DMARC actions in the nettigritty’s Antispam Cloud systems
To enable the DMARC check within the nettigritty’s Antispam Cloud dashboard, you need to do the folowing

  1. Log into the interface
  2. Click on the Filter Settings page
  3. Tick the DMARC option in the Sender Checks section
  4. Skipping certain domains from DMARC checks

Sometimes it is needed to be able to skip this check for certain sending domains. This can be done very much like the current SPF and DKIM skips.

  1. Log into the interface
  2. Click on the Filter Settings page
  3. Click the “Manage list of domains and IP addresses with disabled SPF, DKIM, and DMARC checks” link
  4. Navigate to the “Disabled DMARC Domains” tab
  5. Add entry
  6. Click save