Have you ever had people tell you your emails inexplicably went to their spam folder?
Well, the problem is most likely related to DMARC.
It stands for
Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting, and Conformance (DMARC) and is used by Google, Yahoo, and all other major email providers.
It’s a set of policies of how the email server should handle emails that haven’t been authenticated by SPF or DKIM. Basically, helps prevent people sending fake emails from yours or other domain names.
Here is a thorough write up and instructions to get SPF and DKIM setup: The 3 Pillars of Email Authentication: SPF, DKIM, DMARC.
Google has its own instructions for setting up SPF and DKIM, but i had several issues with them. I off and on for months tried to get it working to no avail.
It wasn’t until i used the free trial of DMARC Analyzer, taking their instructions and tailoring them to fit my G Suite email needs.
Anyway, once you have DMARC setup, you can opt-in to receive detailed email reports regarding spammy messages. They’re a tad bit cryptic so a service to make them human readable is recommended.
Below are the two i’ve been using to read my reports.
Dmarcian’s XML to Human (Readable) Converter
For someone who prefers visual stimuli when it comes to reports.
MXToolbox’s Dmarc Report Analyzer
For someone who prefers the raw data presented in table format.
I hope this helps you.
Cheers and peace.