Friday, May 25, 2007

DKIM Correction

Courtesy of some comments from yesterday's DKIM post, my commentary doesn't matter because the CNET article was wrong and I missed this fact while looking around DKIM's web site.

Richi Jennings's blog explains the essence of DKIM quite nicely. To summarize, Domain Keys Identified Mail (DKIM) is simply there to protect against forgeries. This means there exists an easy way to know whether an email that claims to come from really is coming from Paypal. Of course, this does nothing to protect users from getting email from, nor is it meant to. DKIM is one part of what is to become a larger solution to establishing a scalable web of trust that does not require complex end user interaction, unlike PGP or S/MIME.

Interesting? Kind of. Long term usefulness? Well, I'm not sold on it yet.


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