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The core problem with email security

Email reaches half the world’s population, and is the leading attack vector for cyber crime. Everyone from petty crimina...

by Valimail
September 18, 2019
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If DMARC is so great, why isn’t everyone doing it?

Almost 90% of email attacks are based on fake sender identities, either of brands (83%) or individuals (6%), according t...

by Valimail
August 30, 2019
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Email is far from dead. In fact, it’s bigger than ever.

Lots of pundits have been talking about the “death of email,” but let’s get real. Email keeps growing, and we all keep u...

by Valimail
November 13, 2018
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DMARC: The only 3 tags you really need

The DMARC standard defines a number of different tags that can be used in a DMARC record. Some of these tags are require...

by Peter Goldstein
September 18, 2018
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What email authentication is — and why it matters

In the beginning, the Internet wizards created email. And it was good: Email’s relatively simple protocols let anyone co...

by Valimail
February 28, 2018
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Why credit companies and the IRS won’t send you email

Love it or hate it, email is the most ubiquitous channel for communication ever invented (apart from the telephone), rea...

by Valimail
January 3, 2018
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Even email service providers can get compromised

In our quest to authenticate the world’s emails, a big part of Valimail’s job is helping domain owners get to email auth...

by Steve Whittle
May 18, 2017
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What is SPF?

Related posts: What is email authentication? What is DMARC? What is DKIM? The five key standards of email authenticatio...

by Valimail
May 5, 2017
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Valimail earns recognition from MIT sloan CIO Symposium

MIT’s Kresge Auditorium, site of the MITSloan CIO Symposium. Photo credit: Gunnar Klack/Flickr We’re happy to announce t...

by Valimail
May 4, 2017
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Momentum Builds for DMARC in the U.S. and U.K

The movement to implement email authentication is gathering steam, and international cyber security experts are increasi...

by Valimail
March 30, 2017
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Being Careful About Links Is Not Enough

According to the Anti-Phishing Working Group’s Q3 2016 report (.pdf), there are over 100,000 unique phishing sites activ...

by Valimail
March 24, 2017
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CEO to CFO phishing scams are on the rise. Here’s one we caught in the act

There has been a lot of coverage in the media recently about spear phishing and the ‘CEO to CFO’ scam, and for good reas...

by Steve Whittle
March 18, 2017
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Spear phishers use fake email threads, fake SPF authentication

Spear phishing has gotten a lot more sophisticated since this photo was taken. Photo credit: Gerry Lauzon/Flickr I work ...

by Steve Whittle
March 14, 2017
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FTC: Companies Are Embracing Email Authentication — Partially

The Federal Trade Commission announced today that U.S. companies seem to understand the value of email authentication — ...

by Valimail
March 4, 2017
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Email Authentication and Mailing Lists Haven’t Worked Well Together — Until Now

DMARC and email lists: BFFs at last. Photo source: Pixabay One of the most common technical concerns we hear about email...

by Valimail
March 3, 2017
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How DMARC Handles Domains and Subdomains in Email Addresses (Part 1)

DMARC uses the Domain Name System (DNS) to store records indicating how email receivers should evaluate incoming message...

by Peter Goldstein
February 10, 2017
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Be Prepared for Tax Season Email Scams

Tax forms! Photo credit: Manchester Library/Flickr via photopin.com With tax season just ramping up for many companies, ...

by Valimail
February 1, 2017
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An Open Letter to the Trump Administration

Dear President-Elect Trump: As you take office on January 20, we are writing with a modest proposal: Make email great ag...

by Valimail
January 19, 2017
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Russian Phishing Attack Uses Harvard Emails — Due to Lack of Email Authentication

Harvard Kennedy School’s Littauer Building. Photo credit: KAKM on en.wikipedia A Russian phishing attack used a fake Har...

by Valimail
December 20, 2016
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The Presidential Commission on Cybersecurity Overlooked the Biggest Attack Vector

Facepalm. Photo credit: mrhong42/Flickr The U.S. Presidential Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity recently de...

by Valimail
December 13, 2016
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Valimail CEO Explains the Basics of Email Authentication in Wharton Podcast

Valimail CEO and cofounder Alexander García-Tobar recently spoke on the Wharton Business School talk show “Bay Area Vent...

by Valimail
December 5, 2016
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Email Authentication Accelerates, But Enterprises Struggle to Get It Right

A bit like building a gate and then leaving it open. Photo credit: h.koppdelaney More and more domains are adopting DMAR...

by Valimail
December 1, 2016
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Homeland Security Chief Warns About Phishing Threat

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson at an event in 2015. Photo credit: Gage Skidmore/Flickr “The most devastating at...

by Valimail
November 25, 2016
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Email Impersonation Knows No Borders

Hello…Elvis? Photo credit: Gunnshots Email impersonation scams, also known as business email compromise (BEC) or p...

by Valimail
November 17, 2016
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A Note from Our CEO: Valimail Hits the Turbojets

Every company hits an inflection point — a point at which it’s no longer “if” there’s a market but “how fast” the compan...

by Valimail
November 2, 2016
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Can DMARC Do for Email What SSL Certificates Did for E-commerce?

Email authentication can help secure our cloud services just like SSL did our servers. Image credit: FutUndBeidl Valimai...

by Valimail
October 24, 2016
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New Trump Email Security Concerns Extend to Email Authentication and DMARC

The tweet that started the whole thing. The IT press is blowing up with stories about the insecurity of various Trump or...

by Valimail
October 19, 2016
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Government Guidance for Email Authentication Has Arrived in USA and UK

Photo courtesy of GDS Technology blog. We recently discussed governmental organizations that send out warnings rathe...

by Valimail
October 5, 2016
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One of Europe’s biggest companies just lost $45M in a business email scam

Leoni Group’s office in Bisitra, Romania, targeted by scammers. Leoni AG, a billion-dollar (market cap) manufacturer of ...

by Valimail
September 7, 2016
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Canada Post warns of Phishing Scam , but Leaves the Door Open to Phishers

Canada Post mailbox. Photo by Cliffano Subagioa The official postal service of Canada recently warned customers to be on...

by Valimail
August 12, 2016
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Email Authentication Infographic and Other Stories Worth Reading

Don’t miss ValiMail in the news. Image credit: Jon S/Flickr It has been a big news week for ValiMail. In addition to our...

by Valimail
July 29, 2016
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Krebs Gives Trump Campaign, DNC, RNC Failing Security Grade for DMARC

Unfortunately, not in a cute way. Photo credit: Ally/Flickr. Krebs on Security today published an article describing how...

by Valimail
July 25, 2016
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Valimail in the WSJ: “Not surprised” by FBI report showing $3.1 billion lost to email scams

Image via flickr/Dave Newman An FBI announcement released last week claimed that $3.1 Billion has been lost to business ...

by Valimail
June 22, 2016
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Corporations Understand DMARC Is Critical. So Why Can’t They Get to Enforcement?

Photo credit: Chris Lim/Flickr The Online Trust Alliance (OTA) recently published the 2016 results of its annual Online ...

by Valimail
June 14, 2016
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What Uber can teach banks — and other enterprises — about email security

Old bank vault door. Photo credit: John W. Iwanski/Flickr Phishing scams are costing American businesses big bucks. ...

by Valimail
June 8, 2016
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Email Authentication Discussed in Huffington Post

The Huffington Post just featured an article detailing ten significant trends expected to change the world of email mark...

by Valimail
June 7, 2016
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W-2 Phishing Attacks Leave All Companies Exposed

Something is missing in our security plan here. Photo: Bill Smith/Flickr If you have been following online security thre...

by Tyrone Lou
May 18, 2016
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A Better Way to Respond to Phishing Attacks

An employee at payroll service provider Alpha Payroll got fired for falling victim to a phishing scam, as CSO Magazine’s...

by Valimail
May 18, 2016
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Introducing Valimail

Not actually a Valimail rocket. Photo credit: NASA From inception, our vision has been to do something unique and audaci...

by Valimail
May 9, 2016
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Anatomy of a Phishing Scam

Fish drawing from 1801, via the Biodiversity Heritage Library/Flickr Phishing attacks are on the rise, and they’re getti...

by Valimail
May 5, 2016
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Secure Email Gateways and Email Authentication — Entirely Different Yet Complementary Anti-Phishing Approaches

The ever-increasing waves of email phishing attacks have spawned a flurry of how-to articles offering advice on how to ...

by Valimail
April 3, 2016
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CEO to CFO phishing scams are on the rise. Here’s one we caught in the act.

Don’t get caught like this fish. Photo: Lunar Wrasse via photopin. There has been a lot of coverage in the media rece...

by Valimail
March 18, 2016
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Why you shouldn’t be afraid to insert email authentication into your DNS

The Domain Name System is one of the core services on the Internet. It’s not much of an exaggeration to state that if DN...

by Valimail
December 21, 2015
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DKIM for ESPs: The struggle of living up to the ideal

Note: A version of this post also appeared on CircleID. Given the increase in email fraud (phishing) and an increasingly...

by Valimail
December 15, 2015
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