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DKIM is an email ‘authentication’ method that organizations and ESPs like Pinpointe use to verify to the recipient that the email is coming from a valid email server, and is not being ‘spoofed’ by a spammer.

In an interview, Mark Risher, the anti-abuse product manager for Yahoo Mail gives his perspective on how important DKIM signing is:

“I would describe it as profound. As we’re crossing the tipping point of this technology, we will see even small senders like a small bicycle shop sending out a newsletter using DKIM. It’s really moving us to a much better, more responsible, easier-to-manage network. As the receiver protecting the largest number of user in-boxes, there are messages we want and there are messages that we don’t want…”


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