spam being sent using my domain

Corey Edwards tensai at zmonkey.org
Sat Jan 27 23:17:11 MST 2007


On Fri, 2007-01-26 at 18:25 -0700, Brandon Stout wrote:
> Corey Edwards wrote:
> > Signing just the headers would be naive. All it would tell you is that
> > the headers originated from that domain. It says nothing about the
> > content because you could alter, remove, or destroy the content without
> > affecting the signed portion. You really have to sign the body as well.
> >
> > As with most things cryptographic, coming up with a new standard is
> > rarely more secure or simpler than sticking with the tried and true.
> > Domain Keys may be a relative newbie on the block, but it does have wide
> > exposure and in theory should be more robust because of it.
> >
> > Corey
> 
> I wonder if the Yahoo patent might slow potential growth, or if Yahoo
> has opened it up so others can use it freely...

It's available under two license, either GPL or a Yahoo patent license
agreement. The former of course is quite free, and the latter really
doesn't seem bad. It would take a lot of effort to create a patent
license as horrible as Microsoft did for Sender ID.

Corey





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