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Sender ID, DomainKeys Are Hammering Spam

When an 800-pound gorilla says, "You must prove to me that your e-mail isn't spam, or else," it's amazing how fast a lot of other big apes will comply. I reported last week that 75 percent of Fortune 100 companies are now using Sender ID to positively identify their marketing e-mail messages. Even better, 45 percent are taking the next step and digitally signing their messages using DomainKeys. These two e-mail authentication standards were at each other's throats and were barely used by large companies when I last wrote on this subject on Sept. 28, 2004. Now, the two technologies are seen as complementary. In fact, it's now clear that all serious sources of e-mail soon will have to adopt both techniques. As promised, the new methods are making it easier to separate genuine e-mails from spam, and the flows to some ISPs are actually declining as better filtering renders spam uneconomical. These two e-mail authentication methods are experiencing remarkable growth, considering that they haven't been ...

ยป IT Management - Brian Livingston - 09-05-2006

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