Y’know, there is already a perfectly good email authentication technology.  In the form of PGP and GnuPG.  They’re easy to use and Microsoft has never touched them.  Better yet, GnuPG is open source freeware.

Micro$oft’$ email auth thing has struck me as a bad idea from the word go.  I’ve never heard anything good about it.

Microsoft sets Sender ID free

The e-mail authentication technology can now be used without fear of a response from Microsoft’s intellectual property lawyers.

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