New antiphishing, antispam specifications unveiled

Thursday, 24 May 2007, 12:51 AM EST

Specifications for a new e-mail authentication tool to help fight against phishing and spam were published yesterday by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), opening the way for software vendors and e-mail service providers to find better ways to protect e-mail recipients.

The specifications were announced for DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM), a new technology that combines several existing antiphishing and antispam methods to create an improved way to sort and identify legitimate e-mail.

At Computerworld.

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