RFC 4870

Domain-Based Email Authentication Using Public Keys Advertised in the DNS (DomainKeys), May 2007

Canonical URL:
https://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc4870.txt
File formats:
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Status:
HISTORIC
Obsoleted by:
RFC 4871
Author:
M. Delany
Stream:
IETF
Source:
NON WORKING GROUP

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DOI:  10.17487/RFC4870

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Abstract

"DomainKeys" creates a domain-level authentication framework for email by using public key technology and the DNS to prove the provenance and contents of an email. This document defines a framework for digitally signing email on a per-domain basis. The ultimate goal of this framework is to unequivocally prove and protect identity while retaining the semantics of Internet email as it is known today. Proof and protection of email identity may assist in the global control of "spam" and "phishing". This memo defines a Historic Document for the Internet community.


For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.

For the definition of Stream, see RFC 4844.


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