Nearly 2 weeks after Yahoo.com made their DMARC security change, AOL.com followed suit. On April 22nd, AOL.com, AIM.com and CS.com published a DMARC record to tell mailbox providers all over the world to refuse any mail claiming to be from AOL that isn’t sent directly from AOL’s servers. AOL’s blog describes the change in detail.

As mentioned in the previous blog post, regarding Yahoo’s DMARC change, it is more important than ever for marketers to send from their corporate domain name (@yourcompany.com). Any marketer that sends from aol.com, aim.com, cs.com or yahoo.com will see poor email delivery regardless of which ESP they use.

Using any free email providers to send marketing message is no longer recommended. There is no telling which provider will be next to publish a DMARC record like Yahoo! or AOL has. If you don’t have your own corporate domain, Net Atlantic can help with reliable Web Hosting services.

To learn more about this issue, visit the articles below to obtain more information.

AOL Mail Updates DMARC Policy to ‘Reject’
AOL Imposes Stricter Email Rules To Stem Spoofing Attacks
AOL Moves to Prevent Spoofed Emails Following Mail Hack
AOL Email Policies Spam Spoof Accounts

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