The Biggest Threat to your Email Inbox in 2014


Agari analyzes 6.5 million emails a day. Though most of the largest email providers have enabled DMARC, only 13 of the 147 companies surveyed had perfect TrustScores in 2014. Most industries have done little to protect their customers from malicious emailers. Learn which industries are email security rockstars and which are close to critical condition.

Some point note:

  • An email “from” an American megabank is 1.5x more likely to fraudulent than an email purportedly from a social media company.
  • Airlines and large American banks had the worst levels of DMARC implementation by the end of 2014, meaning it it relatively risky to open a email that comes from most airlines or most major U.S. banks.
  • An email “from” a large American bank is 2x more likely to be fraudulent than an email purportedly from a social media company.
  • An email “from” your health insurance company is 4x more likely to be fraudulent than an email purportedly from a social media company.
  • The TrustScore measures a company’s implementation of three important email security protocols: SPF, DKIM and DMARC. Companies scoring greater than 50 have at least some level of DMARC implementation.

Source: Agari [What is the biggest threat to your inbox?]