How to create a DMARC record?

A DMARC record is the record where the DMARC rulesets is defined. This record informs the ISP’s (like Gmail, Microsoft, Yahoo! etc.) if a domain is setup to use DMARC. The DMARC record contains the policy.

The DMARC record should be placed in your DNS. The TXT record name should be “_dmarc.yourdomain.com.” where “yourdomain.com” is replaced with your actual domain name (or subdomain).

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How to add a DMARC record

Choose one of the three DMARC policies to define how you want the email receivers to handle emails which fail the DMARC checks of your DMARC record.

These are the three DMARC policies which you can choose:

  • none policy: You just want to monitor the DMARC results and you do not want to take specific action for all the failing emails. You can use the “none” policy to start with DMARC and gather all DMARC reports and start analyzing this data.
  • quarantine policy: You put the emails which fail the checks in quarantine. Most of these emails will end up in the junk folder of the receiver.
  • reject policy: You can reject all emails that fail the DMARC check. The email receivers should do this ‘on SMTP level’. The emails will bounce directly in the sending process.

 

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