DKIM - RFC 4871 -

Ed Greshko Ed.Greshko at
Thu Jun 7 03:51:50 UTC 2007

> On Wednesday 06 June 2007 11:21:39 pm Ed Greshko wrote:
>> Mail List wrote:uff.
>> So, what good is dk without the ability to sign outgoing mails?
>   Ahh ... there are 2 standards - DK and DKIM - both sign and verify. DK was 
> the original - it evolved into DKIM. DKIM is the new one - it signs and 
> verifies. The comment refers only to whether you additionally want to sign 
> using DK as well as DKIM - which you probably dont.

Ahhh, now the statement makes sense.

>   Well - I really mean above is that there is 1 standard DKIM - DK was the 
> original yahoo proposal - after discussion and involvement of other players 
> than yahoo it evolved into an RFC - DKIM.

I've read rfc4871 and the historical rfc4870.  Picking similar names caused
the confusion on my part.

Thanks for pointing it out.


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