AOL will not support Microsoft's Sender ID anti-spam technology

Posted on Saturday, September 18 2004 @ 2:14 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
America Online has decided not to fully support Microsoft's Sender ID spam-fighting plan after the Internet Engineering Task Force and the open-source community expressed intellectual property concerns.

"AOL will now not be moving forward with full deployment of the Sender ID protocol," spokesman Nicholas Graham said in a statement sent via e-mail Thursday. Instead, the Dulles, Virginia-based Internet service provider will support only the Sender Policy Framework to fight spam by verifying the source of e-mail sent to its users, he said.

More info at Pc World

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