turetzsr Posted July 14, 2005 Share Posted July 14, 2005 ...From Yahoo!News - Internet Stock Index (ISDEX): Microsoft, Yahoo! Fight spam--Sort Of. ...Excerpt: NEW YORK - According to Microsoft, up to 90% of e-mail is spam. The company is one of a few key players to offer tantalizing peeks at technology intended to prevent spam from ever reaching users. Unfortunately, as one test case shows, competing technologies and ever-smarter scammers prevent the solutions from really fixing the problem. Yahoo! (nasdaq: YHOO - news - people ) and Cisco Systems (nasdaq: CSCO - news - people ) are collaborating on an authentication technology to weed spam from legitimate e-mail. It goes by the clunky name DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM), and it merges technology from both companies into one specification based on public key cryptography, a type of digital signature. The companies submitted their blended solution to an Internet standards group, the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), which is studying e-mail verification <snip> EarthLink (nasdaq: ELNK - news - people ), which processes up to 300 million e-mails a day, has been testing both SPF and DomainKeys since November. In testing SPF, “We found a significant percentage of false positives,” says Cox, meaning that legitimate e-mails were flagged as spam. <snip> Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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