Secure email specs could merge

Monday, 24 May 2004, 2:33 PM EST

After submitting its Caller ID email authentication specification to a standards body, Microsoft is discussing merging its spec with another, called sender policy framework, or SPF.

Email experts from Microsoft will spend a weekend meeting with SPF author Meng Weng Wong of Pobox.com, looking for ways to merge the closely-related Caller ID and SPF standards, according to Wong.

"Basically, we're going to take SPF and Caller-ID and do a 'cut and paste,'" Wong said Friday, en route to Microsoft headquarters.

By Paul Roberts and Scarlet Pruitt at PC Advisor.

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