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The Complete Guide to Email Authentication, Part 7

This is part 7 of an 8 part series on Email Authentication, to go to part one click here. ISP Adoption of Email Authentication As stated earlier, there has been no general adoption of one specific email authentication standard by the ISP and receiving communities. Additionally, ISPs generally have not been forthcoming about what authentication methods […]...

The Complete Guide to Email Authentication, Part 6

This is part 6 of an 8 part series on Email Authentication, to go to part one click here. DomainKeys Identifed Mail (DKIM) DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is the successor to Yahoo DomainKeys. Being very similar in functionality to DomainKeys, DKIM has additionally adopted aspects from Cisco’s Identified Internet Mail standard (IIM), and the result […]...

The Complete Guide to Email Authentication, Part 5

This is part 5 of an 8 part series on Email Authentication, to go to part one click here. DomainKeys DomainKeys is a domain-level authentication standard that uses public/private key encryption, DNS, and multiple policies to prove the legitimacy and contents of an email message. It verifies the domain used in the “from” or “sender” header. […]...

The Complete Guide to Email Authentication, Part 4

This is part 4 of an 8 part series on Email Authentication, to go to part one click here. Sender ID Framework (Sender ID) Very similar to SPF version 1 is SPF 2.0, more commonly known as Sender ID. Sender ID works on the same principles as SPF, with the exception that it not only has […]...

The Complete Guide to Email Authentication, Part 3

This is part 3 of an 8 part series on Email Authentication, to go to part one click here. Sender Policy Framework (SPF) For purposes of clarification, the term SPF used in this section refers to SPFv1 or SPF Classic. SPF 2.0 will be discussed in the next section under Sender ID. Sender Policy Framework (SPF) […]...

The Complete Guide to Email Authentication, Part 2

This is part 2 of an 8 part series on Email Authentication, to go to part one click here. A Brief History of Email Authentication Meng Weng Wong and Sender Policy Framework The concept of email authentication – validating sender email either by IP address or encryption – dates back as far as 1997. Multiple specifications […]...

The Complete Guide to Email Authentication, Part 1

Introduction The objective of this paper is to provide a brief overview and description of the most commonly used email authentication practices and methodologies. It is not exhaustive in nature, and does not cover every aspect of every technology in use today. It does, however, cover the main topics and points of discussion with regard […]...

AOL Postmaster Changes Spam Filtering

A recent AOL Postmaster blog article which was reported more widely through the Word to the Wise blog outlines some vague new changes to the way AOL is handling certain email messages that are identified as spam.  The result of customer feedback, AOL states that they will be returning more CON:B1 Refuses errors to mailers sending these […]...

Webinar to Highlight New Features of Hurricane MTA Server

Please join us for a free webinar which will highlight the new features of Hurricane MTA Server released in June and how they can be used to protect your reputation and increase your email deliverability. The webinar will be offered at two dates/times: Tuesday July 14th 4PM EDT (click here to register) Tuesday July 21st […]...