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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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The contract also covers areas like email authentication and configuration, printing, remote access, complaints and working to departmental service level agreements.
The mass media corporation changed their email authentication system after users complained about the unwanted emails containing malware.
Microsoft Exchange email authentication is strong by a two-factor smart card ID and PIN, or traditional usernames and passwords, leveraging the Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync (EAS) protocol.
Implement email authentication to reduce the incidence of spoofed and forged email, which may lead to identity theft and the distribution of malware and tarnish] your brand reputation.
Under DMARC, email hubs would use a protocol to communicate which email authentication technologies they were using, giving recipients a high degree of certainty as to an email's provenance.
In the new approach, companies would coordinate efforts at a massive scale to implement technologies for email authentication, SPF (Sender Policy Framework) and DKIM (DomainKeys Identified Mail).
BITS will also provide important feedback to MAAWG working committees on email authentication and the specific messaging concerns facing the financial services industry.
com) has unveiled ezAuth, a simple email authentication software module, to the open source community.
Included in this release are default configurations for the recent Internet Engineering Task Force's (IETF) standard DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) (RFC 4871) email authentication method, the first commercial implementation of Vouch By Reference (VBR) for a free message certification service to MDaemon users, and implementation of Backscatter Protection (BATV protocol) to minimize the annoyance of receiving non-delivery replies to messages that were never sent by a user.
While authentication does not hurt an organization's communications in any way, some believe that there are more basic things that nonprofits should tackle before they worry about email authentication.
com, has unveiled Message Level Email Authentication Protocol.
DMARC standardizes how email receivers perform email authentication using the SPF and DKIM mechanisms and has been widely adopted by email providers, currently protecting 60-percent of the world's online mailboxes.