Top 10 frequently asked questions

As one of the pioneers of DMARC, DMARC Analyzer has been active in the DMARC landscape since the creation of the DMARC (RFC) standard. During these years we experienced that some questions about DMARC got asked a lot. Based on this we have written several articles, in this article we refer to articles which get frequently asked about.

1. What is alignment?

Aligning SPF and/or DKIM is the only way to achieve DMARC compliance. This article explains how to authenticate SPF and DKIM in order to send DMARC complaint email.
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2. Things to do after collecting your first DMARC data

After a DMARC record is published in the DNS record, valuable DMARC data will be collected. This article explains the steps that need to be taken after receiving the first DMARC reports.
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3. What is forwarding within DMARC?

(Automatic) forwarding can cause authentication issues. This article explains the two types of forwarding and how to properly authenticate emails in order to prevent legitimate emails failing the DMARC checks when (automatic) forwarding occurs.
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4. common mistakes to avoid when deploying DMARC

Deploying DMARC can be a difficult process, this article lists the 5 most common mistakes which one can experience when deploying DMARC.
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5. How to start deploying DMARC in 5 easy steps

In essence, starting to deploy DMARC is not that hard. This article provides 5 easy steps on how to start deploying DMARC.
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6. DMARC deployment workflow within DMARC Analyzer

The DMARC deployment workflow within DMARC Analyzer consists of 5 stages. This article provides guidance on how to interpret the 5 DMARC deployment stages which will help to simplify the DMARC deployment process.
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7. How long does it take for the reports to appear in DMARC Analyzer?

After a DMARC record is published in the DNS record, it can take some time before the first DMARC reports start dripping in. This article explains how long it takes for DMARC reports to appear in DMARC Analyzer.
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8. Aggregate reports explained

Once the DMARC record is published, both DMARC Aggregate and Forensic reports will be collected. This article explains what DMARC aggregate reports are, how to request these reports and what is included.
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9. What does DMARC compliant mean?

Achieving DMARC compliance on all valid sources is really important. When this is accomplished, the DMARC policy can be enforced. This article covers what DMARC compliance is and how to send DMARC compliance email.
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10. Why am I missing Forensic reports?

Forensic reports can contain a lot of valuable information, unfortunately not all ISPs send them. This article explains why forensic reports are not received.
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