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Re: E-Mail authentication fight looming: Microsoft pushing SenderID

  • From: william(at)
  • Date: Wed Jun 22 21:40:22 2005
Microsoft had this working even one year ago (i.e. they showed presentations
in private with those yellow warning tags), but going public with this and
corresponding press announcements right now likely have to do with that IESG
is reviewing SID drafts (their teleconference is tomorrow) and MS wants to put more pressure on them because so far its failing to gain enough votes
because of technical problems with SID scheme and that it wants to reuse
v=spf1 without proper authorization of domain owners in incompatible way:
(where as SPF itself has more votes and might actually pass though barely)

For more info on what MS and SID is doing wrong see:

P.S. It would really be great if IETF remained true to its origin
and goals did did technical reviews and selected proposals based on
the technical capabilities and not on what large company is exerting pressure on them (especially not by means of press announcements).
But I guess "E" is now turning more and more into "V", see:

William Leibzon
Elan Networks
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