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My name is Nick Butcher, I am head GURU here at GURU Protect. I created GURU Protect to help IT Professionals support customers with IT Security. GURU Protect is on a journey to improve IT security for businesses globally. If you are an IT GURU, then GURU Protect is...

Email Security GURU – Part 4 – DMARC

DMARC (Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting and Conformance) is the wrap around for SPF and DKIM that helps receiving email servers decide how to align incoming email with SPF & DKIM and provides a mechanism for reporting back to the domain owner. DMARC...

Email Security GURU – Part 3 – DKIM

DKIM (DomainKeys Identified Mail) is an email authentication (or signing) method designed to detect spoofing (forged sender addresses in email). Essentially, each outgoing email is signed with a private key, which the receiving server then checks against a public key...

Email Security GURU – Part 2 – SPF

Lets get to it. SPF or Sender Policy Framework is an inbound check on your outbound email. Essentially its a list email hosts (servers) that you allow to send email for your domain. It is a TXT (text) record attached to your Domain DNS Zone which has to follow strict...

Email Security GURU – Part 1 – MX Servers

Lets first discuss what MX Servers mean. If you know DNS, then you know MX (Mail eXchanger) is the DNS record which lists the email server responsible for accepting inbound email for a domain. This can be anything so long as it accepts inbound from the internet on any...

Why you will fail to help clients with email

Do you know how many emails are predicted to be sent and received each day in 2020? How would you cope if one of your customers required all of your time for the next 50 days? What do these questions have in common? You may know the link between these questions, after...

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How to Avoid Phishing Emails

Phishing emails try to trick us into revealing personal information such as passwords and financial data – don’t get caught out! Here are our 6 ways to spot Phishing emails: Be on Guard: If something does not feel right, trust your instincts. Phishing...

15 step guide to securing your domain

Do you manage domain names for your customers? Do you own domain names? If the answer is yes, then please read on. Registering a domain is simple, you choose a domain provider and/or host and pay some money and away you go. In a few simple clicks you can have a...