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eWeek: I Come to Bury Sender ID, Not to Praise It

Aug 26, 2004, 23:30 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Larry Seltzer)

"It must have seemed like a good idea at the time: The effort to create an effective standard for SMTP authentication relied, and still relies, on quick adoption by the largest companies in the e-mail business, and Microsoft is a significant company in both the e-mail software and service business. Why not bring them into the process and make them a central part of the solution?

"But it was not to be. With just hours to go on their deadline under the IETF standard process, Microsoft finally released their revised license for their intellectual property rights claims in Sender ID. Microsoft has offered a royalty-free license to all implementers of their property and, it would appear, more than satisfied the needs of the IETF..."

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