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What are Google and Yahoo’s New Guidelines for Email Sender:2024


You must be using Google and Yahoo for sending and receiving the emails. So, this article is for you, my friend. Most of these rules are standard best practices that you might be following.

If you’re doing email marketing in the right way, this update won’t affect you and your business. If you’re not following the proper strategy for email marketing then this update will hamper your website and brand image                                                                                                                                          

So, have a look below for guidelines!

Why have Google and Yahoo announced these updates?

Both famous brands aim to protect their customers from spam, unwanted and phishing emails, etc. However, their email authenticator plays a crucial role in making this happen.

If senders forget or avoided to protects their systems and emails, it becomes very easy for attackers to attack your system.

However, protecting the inboxes from spam and malicious emails delivers their email experience safely.  These updates not only protect the recipients from malicious emails but also protect your organizations from being impersonated and your emails will be less likely to be marked as spam.  

What is the announcement made by Google and Yahoo for 2024?

Important updates from both Yahoo and Google have focused on protecting the emails of the users and also on sending properly authenticated emails. Let’s see what they have to say:

We firmly believe that users worldwide deserve a more secure email environment, with fewer unwanted messages for an improved overall experience.
-Neil Kumaran, Group Product Manager, Gmail Security & Trust

No matter who their email provider is, all users deserve the safest, most secure experience possible.
-Marcel Becker, Sr. Dir. Product, Yahoo

What happens if you don’t comply?

The answer is simple. If any of the users fails to meet the actual rules then this results in the rejection of emails with the specific error codes or end up in spam.

This will affect the deliverability rates and email ROI negatively. Those who are not following these updates, your emails won’t get delivered to your recipient’s inboxes.

This will break down the performance and lead to poor performance of the email campaign run by you.

What are the requirements for compliance?

These needed pointers are broken down into simple points:

  • Decreases the spam rate and keeps spam complaint rate under 0.3%
  • Permit recipients to unsubscribe with one click
  • Comply with RFC 5322, PTR records, and rDNS
  • Allow using TLS connection for transmitting emails

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What are the 2024 email sender guidelines?

Both Google and Yahoo have implemented stricter email sender guidelines for 2024, though the specifics differ slightly:

General Guidelines:


  • Authentication: Mandatory for all senders using SPF and DKIM to verify domain ownership and prevent spoofing.
  • Unsubscription: One-click unsubscribe is required within two days of request.
  • Content: No misleading info, excessive images, or spammy practices.
  • Formatting: Adherence to email formatting standards (RFC 5322).
  • Domain Reputation: Maintain good reputation by avoiding spam complaints and blacklisting.

Additional Points:

  • Google: Requires senders to maintain a spam rate below 0.1%, with 0.3% being the absolute limit. Tracks this through Postmaster Tools.
  • Yahoo: No specific spam rate limit was mentioned, but maintaining below 0.1% is advisable.

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Bulk Sender Guidelines (5,000+ emails/day):


  • Authentication: Mandatory for SPF and DKIM.
  • Technical: Valid forward & reverse DNS records for sending domains/IPs and TLS connection for email transmission.


  • Content Restrictions: No impersonating Gmail, unsolicited emails, or mixing different content types in one message.
  • Spam Mitigation: Senders exceeding 0.3% spam rate become ineligible for spam mitigation starting June 2024.


  • No additional specific requirements are mentioned beyond general guidelines and authentication for bulk senders.

Important Dates:

  • Google: Bulk sender requirements took effect on February 1, 2024.
  • Yahoo: No set date is mentioned, but adherence is encouraged.

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Ekta Tripathi
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