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Oct 15

Brief history of email authentication

Email is huge (largest deployed application on the Internet?) and it takes a long time to change the fundamentals.

2003:

2004:

2006:

2007:

2008:

2009:

2010:

  • proto-DMARC.ORG effort begins, organized by PayPal to create Internet-scale success as published in 2008
  • Anti-Phishing solutions built on top of proto-DMARC start shipping

2011:

2012:

  • First DMARC draft released
  • dmarcian.com launches to support DMARC
  • DMARC adoption reaches ~60% of global consumer inboxes

2013:

2014:

  • DMARC Working Group chartered within IETF

2015:

  • DMARC.org becomes initiative under the Trusted Domain Project, a non-profit and tax-exempt public benefit corporation in State of California.