Return Path today launched the world's largest ISP anti-phishing program, which includes AOL, Libero, Microsoft, Synacor, UOL and Yahoo!. Return Path's ISP Anti-Phishing Program enables ISPs around the world to adopt the new DMARC email authentication standard more quickly, protect their customers against phishing attacks, protect their own brand against spear phishing and improve overall trust in email as a communication channel.
It's tempting to point out that email authentication can be boring to marketers. And that many believe it's not in their job descriptions—despite all the efforts to bust down silos between departments. But all of that's obvious. Here's what many marketers may not realize about email authentication:
Is there any topic more certain to make a marketer's eyes glaze over with boredom than email authentication? Don't answer. That was rhetorical. However, there was an email-authentication-related development earlier this week that marketers who use email should take note of. It may begin to tip the scales in the battle against phishing—fraudulent email pretending to be from a well known brand in order to get users' account information—in favor of the good guys.