by Mike Masnick

Yahoo Releases Anti-Spam Technique For Upcoming Standards Battle

from the everyone-come-up-with-their-own-standard! dept

One thing that you can guarantee in the technology world is that there will never be a shortage of standards battles. While AOL is supporting Sender Policy Framework (SPF) as their way of authenticating email senders, Microsoft is pushing their "caller ID" method of combating spoofed spam and Yahoo has been pushing ahead with their own DomainKeys proposal. Today, Yahoo is making some news by announcing that they're releasing the technology as a standard. A standard for whom? So far, it seems like it's just Yahoo. Are we going to reach a point where our mail servers are going to need to separately check DomainKeys, SPF, email Caller ID, some giant useless "do not spam" database, and twenty other anti-spam systems before they'll be able to forward mail? Is it really a "standard" if everyone has their own?

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    Clair Ching, 20 Apr 2006 @ 8:24pm

    Spam standards?

    I think that instead of coming up with different solutions, there should be a collaborative effort to do this. Ok, it is somehow good that they are individually coming up with solutions on their ends. But that would just be for those with yahoo or hotmail emails that are being spoofed. Why stop there? I think that they could do their subsribers more good if they could cooperate with each other more.

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