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internetnews.com: MARID Floats Sender ID Compromise

Sep 08, 2004, 21:00 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jim Wagner)

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"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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