DKIM submitted to IETF
From Techworld (Yahoo and Cisco combine to combat phishing) comes this news:
"Yahoo and Cisco are to submit their e-mail authentication specification, DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM), to the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) to be considered as an industry standard.
Discussions on DKIM will begin at the IETF meeting in Paris scheduled to run between 31 July and 5 August.
DKIM combines Yahoo's DomainKeys and Cisco's Internet Identified Mail, two e-mail authentication technologies developed separately, which the companies announced in June they would combine with the intention of licensing the resulting specification royalty-free throughout the industry."
DKIM is probably the main alternative (and rival) to Sender ID, a technology jointly developed by Microsoft and Pobox.com.
Yahoo has already adopted DKIM, just like Hotmail did with Sender ID.