A tool that could help in the battle against spam and phishing attacks has received industry approval. The DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) system is a method of validating the identity of the sender of an e-mail.
Spammers hide their identity by using a false, or spoofed, address in the millions of messages they send out. DKIM uses encrypted digital signatures to prove a message's origin and a draft standard has been accepted by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF).
Firms have pledged to work with ISPs, businesses and financial institutions to roll out the technology as soon as possible
Let's hope that not only do these firms take action against spam, but also that the worst offending countries - the US, China and Russia - also take a stand against this annoyance.