[rfc-dist] RFC 4406 on Sender ID: Authenticating E-Mail

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        RFC 4406

        Title:      Sender ID: Authenticating E-Mail 
        Author:     J. Lyon, M. Wong
        Status:     Experimental
        Date:       April 2006
        Mailbox:    jimlyon at microsoft.com, 
                    mengwong at dumbo.pobox.com
        Pages:      19
        Characters: 40428
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:   None

        I-D Tag:    draft-lyon-senderid-core-01.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc4406.txt

Internet mail suffers from the fact that much unwanted mail is sent
using spoofed addresses -- "spoofed" in this case means that the address
is used without the permission of the domain owner.  This document
describes a family of tests by which SMTP servers can determine
whether an e-mail address in a received message was used with the
permission of the owner of the domain contained in that e-mail
address.  This memo defines an Experimental Protocol for the Internet community.

EXPERIMENTAL: This memo defines an Experimental Protocol for the Internet 
community. It does not specify an Internet standard of any kind. 
Discussion and suggestions for improvement are requested.  Distribution 
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