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A list of key readings about Email authentication.
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RFC-4405 (2006), "SMTP Service Extension for Indicating the Responsible Submitter of an E-Mail Message", E. Allman, H. Katz, IETF Experiment.

RFC-4406 (2006), "Sender ID: Authenticating E-Mail", J. Lyon, M. Wong, IETF Experiment.

RFC-4407 (2006), "Purported Responsible Address in E-Mail Messages", J. Lyon, IETF Experiment.

RFC-4408 (2006), "Sender Policy Framework (SPF) for Authorizing Use of Domains in E-Mail, Version 1", M. Wong, W. Schlitt, IETF Experiment.

RFC-4871 (2007), "DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) Signatures", E. Allman, IETF Proposed Standard.

RFC-5321 (2008), "Simple Mail Transfer Protocol", J. Klensin, ed., IETF Draft Standard. Original SMTP plus recent extensions (ESMTP).

RFC-5322 (2008), "Internet Message Format", P. Resnick, ed., IETF Draft Standard. Basic email message formats, including headers.

RFC-5451 (2009), "Message Header Field for Indicating Message Authentication Status", M. Kucherawy, IETF Proposed Standard. A new email header field with results of message authentication.

RFC-5585 (2009), "DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) Service Overview", T. Hansen,, IETF Informational document.

RFC-5617 (2009), "DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) Author Domain Signing Practices (ADSP)", E. Allman,, IETF Proposed Standard.