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Byline: Antone Gonsalves, TechWeb News
The Internet Engineering Task Force has disbanded its working group tackling spam, saying it was deadlocked, in part, over troubles related to Microsoft Corp. 's Sender ID proposal. The decision, announced in an e-mail this week to the MADRID group by co-area director Ted Hardie, left in limbo industry efforts to develop a single standard for authenticating senders of e-mail, a process that would make it more difficult for spammers to disguise the origin of their inbox-clogging, annoying messages.
"I'm very puzzled by this," Matt Cain, security analyst for researcher the Meta Group , said …