E-mailing Security Issues

Teodor Timplaru, Roxana Timplaru

Abstract


E-mail spoofing - as an important matter of actual security issues related to emailing activities - is a fast growing problem and has reached the point where you simply cannot rely on the information displayed in your e-mail client to tell you who really sent a message. Some authorities from countries throughout the world have already enacted laws against this form of "e-mail identity theft," but the more effective solution should be a technological one that makes it possible to authenticate the senders of e-mail messages. Some of the most popular mechanisms currently in development are SPF and DKIM. In this article, we will take a look at the problem and the proposed solutions so far.

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