"The working group charged with finding an acceptable method for
authenticating e-mails to reduce spam now has a proposal to
consider before Sender ID adoption grinds to a halt.
"The proposal, posted Wednesday by Andrew Newton, co-chair of
the MTA Authorization Records in DNS (MARID) working group, is an
alternative to the current Microsoft-sponsored Sender ID
specification and is a compromise measure to salvage the spec
before it dies.
"The proposal, which contains seemingly insurmountable
differences between the open source community and Microsoft, comes
just two days before MARID's self-imposed last call. At that time,
the Sender ID issue will move forward to the next step in the
Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) standards process. Newton
doesn't believe the proposal will delay the Friday deadline..."
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