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DMARC set-up

This article is to help creating DMARC settings so you can implement DMARC on any of your domain names.

If you are unsure on how to implement DMARC, we do have a tool available to customers here: DMARC record creation.

(NOTE: Proofpoint Essentials currently does not perform a DMARC check for inbound mail.)

DMARC creation

From the record creation page, enter the details for all the information on the form.

After submitting, a record value will be provided like this:

v=DMARC1; p=none; rua=mailto:dmarc_rua@domain.com; ruf=mailto:dmarc_ruf@domain.com;fo=1

DMARC info change/Email Reports

Prior to adding the DNS entry, the email addresses in the DMARC should be changed to a customer's email address.
  • RUA - XML reports will be sent here.
  • RUF - forensic reports will be sent here.

The email addresses should allow messages to come in per DMARC reports.

NOTE: RFC compliance will allow a domain other than the customer's domain, but it will require verification to that email address.

Add DNS

Once you have the email addresses sorted, you can now add this to your current DNS record.

Verify DMARC

After you implement DMARC on your DNS, you can use our tool to verify the entry: Proofpoint DMARC check tool

Our tool will read-out the values you implemented per the DMARC entry.

What to do with the reports?

Per standard DMARC, you should review the reports to check against problems with your domain, and what other reports are being made against your domain.

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