Authentication back in the news

The Register says that email authentication is gaining steam, but I am wondering who is going to arbitrate the standards infighting.

Yahoo has consistently pushed its DomainKeys, and now processes more than a billion messages a day signed with the measure. Meanwhile, Microsoft’s Sender ID (with its shaky past) could make a “comeback” now that MS is chasing outsourced hosting strategies.

Will be interesting to hear how the battle progresses.


J.D. Falk says:

Why is it a battle? Who says there can be only one?

There can be more than one, and users could use more than one too. But do you think that is how it will get played out?

I don’t. Everyone wants to be the standard.

What would be most interesting is to see authentication methods get interoperable.

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