All over the world, the balance of real life and internet life is tipping towards the latter. We have a growing amount of confidential data on the world wide web that needs protection from prying eyes. DMARC is one company that is safeguarding consumer email boxes from phishing and fraudulent emails in its first year.

According to a recent press release, DMARC (Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting & Conformance) is protecting two-thirds of the world’s consumer mailboxes, all within its first year of functioning. Most of the large volume email sender domains have now implemented the DMARC standard, and that includes Facebook as well. Michael Adkins, who is a messaging engineer in Facebook, says that DMARC is helping them protect at least 85% of their users from harmful, fraudulent emails claiming to be from Facebook. Another plus point of the DMARC system is that it cuts down the number of employees required for managing the security efforts effectively, seeing that a huge company such as Facebook requires only a handful of staff for the task now that they have DMARC authentication installed.

In the last two months of 2012 alone, DMARC blocked more than 300 million spam messages from reaching the targeted mailboxes. Looking at the success and ease-of-use of the DMARC system, it is now being implemented by mailbox providers all over the globe, including providers in China, Russia and Netherlands.

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