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WttW: Customer subdomain authentication
Word to the Wise just shared a brilliant post:
On Tuesday I wrote about using DNS wildcards to implement customer-specific subdomains for email authentication. As I said then, that approach isn’t perfect. You’d much prefer to have per-customer domain authentication, where each customer has their own DKIM d= and ideally their own SPF records, rather than having all customers sharing those records and relying on loose DMARC alignment to have them to work with a per-customer subdomain in the 5322 From: header. But doing that with DNS wildcards would have some odd side effects, such as TXT records appearing where they weren’t expected, in ways that could trigger bugs in rarely tested code paths at mailbox providers and potentially even open up security problems. I mentioned using a “stunt” DNS server would be one option to do that, and then quite a few people asked me what I meant by that. A stunt DNS server is one that doesn’t
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