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Google, Microsoft, Yahoo and others publish new email security standard

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    Engineers from some of the world's largest email service providers have banded together to improve the security of email traffic traversing the Internet.

    Devised by engineers from Google, Microsoft, Yahoo, Comcast, LinkedIn and 1&1 Mail & Media Development & Technology, the SMTP Strict Transport Security is a new mechanism that allows email providers to define policies and rules for establishing encrypted email communications.

    The new mechanism is defined in a draft that was published late last week for consideration as an Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) standard.

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