Frequently Asked Questions continued
DMARC (Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting & Conformance) is a standard that stops bad actors from using your domain to send emails without your permission. Without a DMARC record in place, anyone can impersonate your domain and use it to potentially launch phishing attacks.
SPF (Sender Policy Framework) validates that your server is authorized to send emails on behalf of the domain it claims to be sent from so the recipient knows you are who you say you are.
DKIM (Domain Keys Identified Mail) is a signal for the receiving inbox that your email is digitally signed by the domain it came from, confirming that the email content has not been tampered with along the way.
FCrDNS is a strong indicator of your deliverability. If not set up properly, emails are more likely to end up in spam.
TLS verifies that the contents of your email can’t easily be snooped on by people who are not your intended recipients.
BIMI displays validated trademarked logos for all DMARC authenticated emails.
MTA-STS enables the encryption of messages being sent between two mail servers.
If Investigate detects errors in your email configuration, it will provide guidance on how to fix these. However, should you need any further assistance with this, Red Sift is here to help you! Just reach out to us and we’ll be happy to help you.
Investigate is useful for those who are just curious about their email setup and want to learn more, as well as businesses who are actively working on projects to improve their email configuration. This is because the tool provides an easy-to-digest overview of your evolving setup in an instant.
Without a tool like Investigate, you would have to wait up to 24 hours for a DMARC report to arrive that would show you if the changes you made had the desired outcome. This is a time-consuming and tedious process. Speed is of the essence for businesses working on email security projects such as DMARC, as the faster they can secure their email, the better. The instant visibility Investigate provides drastically reduces the time needed to check up on your evolving setup and speeds up the time needed until full protection is reached.
This version of Investigate is a free tool that we provide for businesses to quickly check their email configuration. It is based on the full Investigate feature that is included inside Red Sift’s OnDMARC application that protects business email.
Once you've used our free Investigate tool and have a clearer view of your organization’s email security health, you might consider signing up for OnDMARC's 14-day free trial. OnDMARC is an automated DMARC application that helps businesses protect themselves from phishing and BEC attacks by helping them configure their email security. By using the trial, you’ll be able to:
- Access the full version of Investigate
- Fully configure your SPF and DKIM records
- Start DMARC reporting and get visibility of your email traffic continuously
- Begin your journey to full DMARC compliance
Learn more about Red Sift OnDMARC.