Spammers Using Authentication Faster Than Legit Emailers

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It’s still quite early in the effort to get email servers to use some form of authentication. While the focus lately has been about all the various standards, and which one is going to get adopted, many still question whether or not sender authentication actually does anything to stop spam. A recent study certainly suggests that spammers don’t think so. It notes that more spam than legitimate email is currently using sender authentication. That’s right. While most companies are still figuring out exactly what’s going on, spammers are pushing ahead and publishing their own authentication records — and then spamming away. It doesn’t build much confidence.

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Wise Spam Moves (user link) says:

Re: This is good

This product may be interesting for you or any IT/IS exec at a corporation with email security issues. There really isn’t any solutions or even methodolody (whitelisting, DNS lookups, source definitions, challenge/response, sender authentication) that works without a lot of false positives.

This new thing actually seems too good to be true, but it might actually be what the world needs – going back to the basics by channeling contacts and not using reactive techniques, but instead a preventative one.

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