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Sender ID Finds New Life

Internet Light and Power says it will become one of the first ISPs to deploy Microsoft Corp.'s anticipated Sender ID technology in daily operations. Sender ID will become part of the Toronto-based company's iPermitMail virtual e-mail firewall, which ILAP developed as a means of combating e-mail fraud. According to ILAP President Tristan Goguen, the product is already quite effective against spam, but it still has problems with fraudulent e-mail addresses; he expects Sender ID to solve those problems. iPermitMail is in use at a number of other ISPs and enterprises throughout the world in addition to ILAP, Goguen said.

With Sender ID, "businesses no longer have to worry about their trademarks being compromised, and recipients can have confidence that their mail isn't fraudulent," Goguen said. He said that his company plans to layer Sender ID on top of iPermitMail to assure its users that that their mail will be essentially free of fraudulent e-mail, phishing scams and spam. "The objective," Goguen said, "is to solve the spam problem."

News source: eWeek

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