This article provides all guidance on how to start with DMARC. One of the first steps in the DMARC deployment process is to publish a DMARC record into your DNS this in order to start collecting DMARC reports. The published DMARC record instructs ISPs to send DMARC reports.
In order to start receiving DMARC reports you have to publish a DMARC record into your DNS.
How to start with DMARC? Follow these 3 steps!
- Generate DNS record
Register or Login to DMARC analyzer and go to the DMARC analyzer setup to generate a custom DNS record for your account.
- Login to your DNS provider
Login to your DNS provider and go to the section “Manage DNS” (or likewise)
- Create a new TXT record for the domain(s) you’d like to add and use the following values:
– Hostname: Fill this with “_dmarc”. Please note the underscore, that is important and required.
– Type: The DNS record type should be “TXT”
– Value: The value of the record is presented by or DNS record generator at the setup. This starts with “v=DMARC1”
– Store the record
|use the DMARC setup wizard for guidance during the process of creating your DMARC record|
|use the DMARC record generator to generate your DMARC record|
After publishing the DMARC record into your DNS it could take up to 72hours before the first DMARC reports starts to drip in.
After creating the record, you can validate it using our DMARC record validator. Please note that due to DNS caching it can take up to 72 hours for the change to take effect and the ISPs to start sending DMARC reports.
After setting up DMARC for a single domain you can add the same DNS record to other domains. Use the same “value” to associate it with your DMARC analyzer account.
You’ll see reports coming within 3 days after the change, providing you send emails to the ISPs who’ve deployed DMARC. As most large ISPs have, that should be no problem. Now you’re off to start using and implementing DMARC!
|all guidance on how to create a DMARC record|
|use the DMARC Record Generator to generate your DMARC record|
|use the DMARC Record Checker to display, test and verify your DMARC record whether it’s valid|
|use the record setup guides for guidance on how to set up your DMARC record for specific webhosts|
|user-friendly DMARC analyzing software|
DMARC Analyzer provides user-friendly DMARC analyzing software and act as your expert guide to move you towards a reject policy as fast as possible.