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Why do I see SPF/DMARC monitors for bogus domains?

We create free system monitors for SPF and DMARC based on DMARC reports that we receive.  

An SPF monitor is created when a domain specified as the main domain in the <publicly published> tags matches the domain specified as an SPF domain (or the SPF domain is a sub-domain set up on the main domain) and the sending IP is included in the SPF record for the SPF domain. In this case, we consider the main domain as your domain and create an SPF monitor for it.

A DMARC monitor is created for each domain specified as the main domain in the <publicly published> tags.  

Normally reporters use correct domain names as main domains and SPF domains in the reports. But some reporters use the SPF domain in both places.

As a result, you can see free system monitors created for the SPF domains used as main domains.

In the Uptime Monitor, you can de-activate unwanted system monitors in the monitor settings or hide system monitors from the screen using the option at the top right corner.

Also, we automatically add such domains in the Aggregate Reports in the main dashboard. The domains will disappear from the Aggregate reports dashboard after two weeks if no data is received. You can also stop getting data for such a domain by adding the domain to the blacklist.

Updated on November 18, 2021

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