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RFC 4871

"DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) Signatures", May 2007

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Status:
PROPOSED STANDARD
Obsoletes:
RFC 4870
Obsoleted by:
RFC 6376
Updated by:
RFC 5672
Authors:
E. Allman
J. Callas
M. Delany
M. Libbey
J. Fenton
M. Thomas
Stream:
IETF
Source:
dkim (sec)

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Abstract

DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) defines a domain-level authentication framework for email using public-key cryptography and key server technology to permit verification of the source and contents of messages by either Mail Transfer Agents (MTAs) or Mail User Agents (MUAs). The ultimate goal of this framework is to permit a signing domain to assert responsibility for a message, thus protecting message signer identity and the integrity of the messages they convey while retaining the functionality of Internet email as it is known today. Protection of email identity may assist in the global control of "spam" and "phishing". [STANDARDS-TRACK]


For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.

For the definition of Stream, see RFC 4844.


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