What does a DMARC record look like and how do I generate it?

DMARC record is a DNS txt record published in your public DNS. The DMARC version tag defines that this is a DMARC record. When the receiver queries your public DNS, they will be able to identify this as your DMARC record.

The policy tag is the DMARC policy you set on your emails that fail SPF and DKIM authentication, in other words this is the action you suggest your email receivers take on your emails that are not authorized by you as legitimate. There are 3 different policies you can set depending on the analysis of your DMARC reports.

The DMARC aggregate tag is the email address to which you wish to send you DMARC aggregate reports. Typically these reports are sent to a DMARC platform for better analysis. They contain data relating to where your emails originated from and the result of your SPF and DKIM authentication on the email receivers’ end. This information is used to identify all legitimate email sending sources and authorize them through SPF and DKIM.

Following are the parameters to create a DMARC record:

DMARC Record

v=DMARC1; p=none; rua=mailto:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.;

Record Type

TXT

Host/Target/Location

_dmarc.yourdomainname.com

TTL

14400

 

You can use our DMARC Generator help you with creating the record.