Understanding Fraudmarc’s Email Security Scores

DMARC, SPF

Fraudmarc ranks the security of every domain’s email using an Email Security Score. You check the Email Security Score of any domain here.

Why Evaluate Email Security?

As phishing attacks  become more sophisticated and frequent, email security is more important than ever. Fortunately, there are email authentication protocols exist to help businesses secure their domains against phishing attacks. Because of the technical nature of email authentication policies, it can be difficult for businesses to configure their domains’ policies and for consumers to determine whether a domain is trustworthy. Faudmarc’s email security score checker is designed to help businesses and consumers  interpret a domain’s current level of email security.

How We Evaluate Email Security

Fraudmarc bases its domain scores on how the domain has configured its DMARC and SPF policies. To understand how these scores are calculated, it helps to understand these policies and how to correctly use different configurations To learn more about SPF and DAMRC, see our About SPF and About DMARC info pages.

 

How to Improve Scores

Using this information, Fraudmarc evaluates domains’ email security and assigns a score. The scores are meant to be a tool for understanding a domain’s current level of email security. It can be useful for exposing current strengths or weakness to inform both consumers and domain owners.

However, it is important to remember that getting a domain fully secured is a process. It is not recommended for companies to quickly change their configurations in order to improve the domain’s score. This could result in blocking some or all of a company’s legitimate email flow and crippling their communication. Each of the three levels of DMARC are useful for a period as companies adjust their policies. As a domain moves through the process, its email security score will automatically improve. If you would like assistance with the process of email authentication, consider our business or enterprise plan.

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