Google Fights Spam with New E-mail Authentication

By Kara Reeder | Jan 7, 2011 | Print this Page
In the ongoing battle against spam, Google has added another tool that will allow Google Apps users a simple way to digitally sign e-mail and authenticate their identity.

According to eSecurity Planet, the free tool gives Google Apps business customers the option of signing their messages with DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM). In a blog post, Adam Dawes, a Google Enterprise product manager, says:

As more email providers around the world support DKIM signing, spam fighters will have an even more reliable signal to separate unwanted mail from good mail ... We're pleased to let millions more organizations use DKIM with this improvement.