[ietf-dkim] More of a marketting plan really
dot at dotat.at
Tue Aug 23 12:31:48 PDT 2005
On Tue, 23 Aug 2005, Hallam-Baker, Phillip wrote:
> * The cost of running spam filtering systems is very high for the
> largest ISPs and for providers of spam filtering services. This cost
> could be significantly reduced if there was a better way to identify the
> good incoming mail. Signing emails is a much more robust authentication
> technique than the simple address based scheme described earlier.
> * Phishing spam that impersonates a trusted brand. A large number
> of banks are willing to make a significant investment to sign all their
> outgoing emails provided that doing so brings an immediate benefit.
> So far DKIM has been driven mostly by the first pain point which does
> not require any additional infrastructure.
That is the main thrust of my outline. I've made a note to talk about
performance improvements from identifying known-good email, though IMO
it's marginal given that only about 20% of email is good so you get better
improvements from optimizing the other 80%
> The second pain point has been touched upon but we are dealling here
> with a social engineering attack and DKIM is going to be a component of
> a solution rather than a solution in itself
Right, so it's not in scope yet. Signing email won't give banks an
immediate anti-phishing benefit.
> The real challenge in deployment is to build to critical mass.
I also cover deployment problems.
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