Re: [Evolution] RFC 2476 - Message Submission

On Tue, 2004-05-25 at 16:16 +0800, Not Zed wrote:
Something will have to happen, spam is costing too much in time and
resources.  So something like a 'secured' internet email backbone will
develop, although it will require someone like MS to do it, and to
open the protocol enough for others to use it.  Although their
security record doesn't inspire confidence.

There are currently at least three recent proposals along these lines:'s SPF (Sender Permitted From), Microsoft's Caller-ID and
Yahoo's Domain Certs. The first two are somewhat similar and it looks
like they may merge. None of these is "secure email" but as an anti-spam
measure they don't need to be. Even a modest amount of per-message
effort on the part of the spammer is going to cost him enough to make
massive spam uneconomic, which is the whole point.


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