Major ISPs announce best practices for e-mail

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Sunnyvale, Calif.—The Anti-Spam Technical Alliance, a 14-month-old group that includes Yahoo!, Microsoft Corp., Earthlink and America Online, Tuesday released a best practices document for the industry.

The document is the result of more than a year of collaboration among the competing Internet service providers.

The recommendations focus on two issues: helping solve e-mail forgery by eliminating so-called domain "spoofing" through the use of Internet Protocol-based and signature-based solutions, and best practices to prevent ISPs and customers from being sources of spam.

The ASTA document has been published on the Web sites of each participating ISP.

—Carol Krol

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