[rfc-dist] RFC 4871 on DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) Signatures

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        RFC 4871

        Title:      DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) Signatures 
        Author:     E. Allman, J. Callas,
                    M. Delany, M. Libbey,
                    J. Fenton, M. Thomas
        Status:     Standards Track
        Date:       May 2007
        Mailbox:    eric+dkim at sendmail.org, 
                    jon at pgp.com, 
                    markd+dkim at yahoo-inc.com,  
                    mlibbeymail-mailsig at yahoo.com, 
                    fenton at cisco.com,  mat at cisco.com
        Pages:      71
        Characters: 166054
        Obsoletes:  RFC4870

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-dkim-base-10.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc4871.txt

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]

This document is a product of the Domain Keys Identified Mail
Working Group of the IETF.

This is now a Proposed Standard Protocol.

STANDARDS TRACK: This document specifies an Internet standards track
protocol for the Internet community,and requests discussion and 
suggestions for improvements.Please refer to the current edition of the 
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