Noticed the increase of legit email in junk? There's a known reason for that
Posted by Amy Babinchak on 19 June 2018 11:48 AM
There’s a new email standard in town and it’s causing your email to end up in the junk pile. It’s called DKIM and recently it became the new enforced standard for spam filtering. If you’re an Office 365 subscriber you’ve probably noticed that there’s been a big uptick in the number of legitimate emails ending up in your junk folder because Microsoft is one of the many spam-filtering services that is now enforcing the use of DKIM. If you’re in the habit of sending email — and who isn’t — and you haven’t yet configured DKIM for your email domain, then your email is likely ending up in the junk folder instead of reaching your intended recipient.
As an administrator you need to configure not just MX records but also SPF, DKIM and DMARC in order to successfully get your email to flow into the Inbox.
Why are they doing this?
This change is making life difficult for many an email administrator but there’s a good reason behind it. A staggering 93.6 percent of malware seen in 2017 arrived via email, according to the 2017 Cisco Cyber Security Report. We’ve got to step up our game in protecting our email.
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