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With the rise of malicious attacks related to emails, the necessity for taking a range of email security measures is now prevailing. For a successful email outreach, brands not only need to make sure their letters have a responsive design and are filled with amazing content but also correspond with the latest email security standards.
Security standards and protocols include a wide range of email software aimed to provide:
To ensure your future emails are protected and encrypted, regardless of whether you use them for email marketing or any other purposes, it is vital to use a relevant tech stack with security standards and know how they are applied.
Sender Policy Framework is a safety standard that ensures that all the emails, incoming and outgoing, are authenticated. It protects people who exchange emails from malicious attacks and serves as a server validator to assure the latter is authorized.
That is how the framework works:
It is pretty simple to configure the framework:
Here’s a great example of the framework’s record:
|Sending domains: v=spf1 ip3:184.108.40.206 ip3:220.127.116.11 include: anotherthirdparty.com -allNon-sending domains: v-spf1 -all|
4. Once you finish writing the record, assure to publish the completed file to DNS so mailboxes can use it as a reference for all the letters.
SPF itself is good, but there are a few more standards to add to create a stronger and more complex security level.
DomainKeys Identified Mail is another security standard utilized to verify whether letters are sent through a proxy server. The framework adds a special signature to letters to make the validation process easier.
While SPF only identifies the valid servers, DKIM ensures the letter has not been hacked when in transit.
This is how the framework works:
5. After adding keys to the system, all the messages you send should obtain an identified mail signature. To do so, you might want to check with your service provider for detailed instructions on how to set everything up as different services may have different installation procedures. In case there are 3rd party services involved, each of them will have their own signature, added separately.
Once done with the set-up, it is just time to explore another standard and finish configuring a complete security solution.
Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting, and Conformance is another standard for message security that identifies authentication methods for emails and gives instructions on how to enforce them.
DMARC, apart from the previous two standards, is the only one capable of sending alerts about malicious emails. That is how it works:
It is crucial to remember here that DMARC implementation always comes after configuring the above two standards.
The above-described frameworks are the most important standards to follow when protecting emails. However, there is one more standard worth mentioning.
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) is utilized to send letters, receive and relay them through the SMTP port and a server. It provides a safe environment for exchanging letters, a flexible API, fast integration, and detailed analytics.
There are two main stages in the work of the server:
With a set transfer protocol, the receiver’s domain will be able to recognize your email address and will not block it or mark your letters as spam.
Email security standards exist to protect emails from several malicious attacks, secure external and internal communication, and get maximum benefits from email marketing. It doesn’t matter whether you are sharing a newsletter about a new virtual phone system, proposing a list of helpful translation services, or trying to schedule an important meeting with someone, your initial goal is to make the letter reach the addressee without being changed, blocked, or stolen.
While there is a great variety of security standards, it is always better to use more than one and wisely combine them to build a complete security solution and assure all the messages you send and receive are safe.