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e-mail authentication

The verification that an e-mail message has been sent by the domain name in the From field. Called "domain spoofing," spammers falsify the From address in their messages in order not to be identified. Various methods have been developed that rely on the Internet's domain name system (DNS) to obtain the addresses of the sending mail server or the public keys to decrypt a digital signature. See Vouch By Reference, DKIM, Sender ID and SPF.
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In January, MSN Hotmail implemented Sender ID, an e-mail authentication technology protocol championed by Microsoft and other industry leaders, that helps address the problem of domain spoofing.
org, the TrustedSource Portal is the only Web site in the world that provides a single view of senders using one or more of the four primary e-mail authentication standards designed to minimize phishing, fraud and spam: DomainKeys and DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) advocated by Cisco(R) and Yahoo(R), and SenderID and Sender Policy Framework (SPF) advocated by Microsoft(R).
com/FTC-Email AuthenticationQuestionnaire, where technologists can share the results of tests on domain-level e-mail authentication standards.
At the FTC summit, Bruening says, "We heard a lot about how e-mail authentication is one tool that enables other technologies to work.
E-mail authentication does not replace anti-spam filters, since not all bulk commercial spammers send spoofed e-mail.
Open Specification Promise for Leading E-mail Authentication Specification is Designed to Make E-mail Communications Safer for Everyone
According to the results of the survey, IT experts believe that while e-mail authentication will be widely adopted, it will not be able to stop spam.
In its report, the FTC said anti-spam efforts should instead focus on creating a robust e-mail authentication system that would prevent spammers from hiding their tracks and thereby evading Internet service providers' (ISPs) anti-spam filters and law enforcement.
Mail is the first Web mail service to block these types of malicious messages for eBay and PayPal through the use of DomainKeys e-mail authentication technology.
Industry Collaboration Influences Adoption of E-Mail Authentication Technologies, Including the Sender ID Framework
DKIM is a signature-based e-mail authentication product, based on DomainKeys e-mail authentication from Yahoo and Identified Internet Mail from Cisco.
DAYTON, Ohio -- JangoMail, a market leader in on-demand software for permission-based e-mail marketing, today announced support for two open-standard e-mail authentication specifications - DomainKeys and the DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) protocol - becoming one of the first e-mail marketing providers to implement both of these technologies.