DMARC Tags Explained: What You Need to Know [Infographic]

We’ve talked about the only three tags you really need to successfully deploy a DMARC record, but what about the other seven? In this infographic, we cover the hard and fast rules to creating a valid DMARC record, plus everything you need to know about DMARC tags, including:

  • v=DMARC1
  • p=none, p=quarantine, p=reject
  • rua
  • ruf
  • sp
  • rf
  • ri
  • adkim
  • aspf
  • fo
  • ruf

If you’re wondering which DMARC tags are mandatory and which ones are optional, this infographic sums it up quickly and easily.


Use the Valimail Domain Checker to see what tags you’re currently using and your company’s overall DMARC Status.

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