Last week Return Path announced a new service: Domain Assurance. This service allows companies who send only authenticated email to protect their brand from phishing attacks. Participating ISPs will reject unauthenticated email from domains participating in this program.
Once the sender has ensured that all their email is being authenticated, they can add their domains and sub-domains to the Domain Assurance Registry list for ISPs to automatically reject all mail coming from these registered domains that fail authentication. Email senders using Domain Assurance have access to rich data reports about their email, get alerted when fraudulent emails using their domains are observed, and are provided with email intelligence on attackers and phishing URLs so they can initiate the take down of fraudulent websites.