Review and update your sending domains now to ensure full compliance. Gmail and Yahoo are tightening their domain authentication standards. This is how you can safeguard your campaigns reaching your customers.
The Importance of Email Authentication
Achieving the goal of your email campaign – landing in your customer’s inbox with engaging content – starts with ensuring your emails actually reach your customers. Email authentication is crucial in this process. Gmail and Yahoo, two major mailbox providers (MBPs), are soon to strengthen their domain authentication criteria. Here’s your action plan.
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The Heart of Successful Inbox Placement
The crux of successful inbox placement lies in authenticating your email domain. Email authentication is like a digital signature, confirming to MBPs your legitimacy as a sender and your right to be in a recipient's inbox. This is fundamental for your campaign's success.
Understanding Email Authentication
Email authentication involves techniques that verify the origin of email messages. Authenticating your domain identifies you as a trusted sender, helping spam filters, MBPs, and reputation services to monitor and track your mail's reputation.
The Impact of Domain Spoofing
If your sending domain is spoofed, proper authentication will help prevent these false emails from reaching a subscriber’s inbox, protecting your reputation.
3 Key Techniques for Email Authentication
Protect your sender reputation and ensure your emails are delivered by Gmail and Yahoo by following these best practices. Improved inbox placement and spam protection for your brand are the rewards.
SPF, DKIM, and DMARC: The Authentication Triad
Explaining Sender Policy Framework (SPF), DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM), and Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting & Conformance (DMARC).
Preparing for Gmail and Yahoo's New Authentication Requirements
Starting 1 February, Gmail and Yahoo will mandate all three authentication techniques for senders dispatching over 5,000 messages daily.
Importance of Compliance
Review your setup now by checking all your sending domains for full compliance.
Utilising Marketing Cloud Engagement's SAP
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3 Do’s and Don’ts for Email Authentication
Before you dive back into crafting impactful email campaigns, here are three key do’s and don’ts for email authentication.
Fully authenticate with SPF, DKIM, and DMARC. Regularly review and test your domains. Plan for domain setup and warming before bulk communications.
Assume all is well based on good open/click rates. Rely on registered domains; this doesn't equate to authentication – it only shows domain ownership. Delay domain review – per Gmail: “Non-compliance with these guidelines may result in poor email delivery or marking as spam.” Email authentication should be at the forefront of your campaign planning. Regular reviews are essential, but Gmail and Yahoo's announcements add urgency to these best practices. Ensure your company is ready to maximise success and dodge spam filters.
Email authentication should be at the forefront of your campaign planning. Regular reviews are essential, but Gmail and Yahoo's announcements add urgency to these best practices. Ensure your company is ready to maximise success and dodge spam filters.