Do you ever get reports from your customers that “this email” or “that email” was never received? Chances are, your answer is an emphatic “Yes”, but rest assured – you’re not alone. In fact, the open “secret” of email communications is that nearly 20% of legitimate email is never delivered to the intended inbox. Overall, more than half of all email sent is considered to be abusive or illegitimate. So, what do these unfortunate statistics have to do with your business?
DMARC is an acronym for “Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting & Conformance” which is a new standard that makes it easier for ISPs’ to prevent messaging abuse in the email ecosphere. With malicious email on the rise, consumers are having increasing difficulty identifying legitimate email. As a result, they unwittingly give up their personally identifiable information which exposes them to financial havoc and ultimately reduces trust in the channel and trust in the brand.
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IPs use sender reputation to decide whether (or not) they will deliver your email messages to your subscribers. This sending reputation is based on your IP address. But what if an ISP could make filtering decisions based on your domain – rather than separate IPs? That is the nature of domain reputation.
Domain reputation would essentially allow you to maintain your reputation without worrying about individual IPs. That means you could change IPs, send email from different providers and add new IPs or use shared IPs without worrying about losing your good reputation in the process and in connection with your brand. … Read more ›