internetnews.com: IETF Shutters E-Mail Working Group

“With Sender ID going nowhere fast, Internet Engineering Task
Force (IETF) officials Wednesday shut down the working group
charged with finding a standard for e-mail authentication.

“The group’s mailing list will remain active, officials said,
even though the working group’s Web site has been shuttered.

“The engineers, software vendors and computer scientists that
comprised the MTA Authentication in DNS (MARID) were gridlocked on
the issue of Sender ID, a technology sponsored by Microsoft and the
subject of considerable debate…”


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