AOL, Yahoo rolling out sender authentication

ISPs AOL and Yahoo plan to begin using technology to verify the source of e-mail messages in coming months, as both companies step up efforts to stop spam e-mail, according to information provided by the companies.


In September, AOL will verify the source of incoming e-mail using a component of Microsoft’s Sender ID authentication architecture. Yahoo will use its DomainKeys authentication technology to sign all e-mail coming out of the company’s mail servers by the end of 2004, according to spokesmen for the companies. The decisions are part of an industry-wide push to thwart spam and online scams known as “phishing attacks,” by improving the ability of ISPs and e-mail providers to verify the source of e-mail messages, according to interviews with executives from e-mail technology companies.


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