A solution for mail forwarding problem of SPF by tracing recipient addresses

Takumi Seike, Yong Jin, Nariyoshi Yamai, Kiyohiko Okayama, Keita Kawano, Motonori Nakamura

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Abstract

Recently one of sender authentication methods called SPF is getting popularized as an anti-spam technology. However, SPF has a problem in terms of that the forwarded e-mails can not be authenticated correctly. In this paper, we propose a solution for SPF on forwarded e-mails by tracing recipient addresses in "Received" fields of e-mail header without customization on forwarding MTA. The results of experiments on real network environment show that 88.3% of e-mails with authentication information published were authenticated successfully in the proposal method and 69.5% of e-mails which failed in the conventional SPF method were authenticated successfully in the proposal as well. Accordingly, we can confirm that the proposal method works effectively and solves the existing problem.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2010 10th Annual International Symposium on Applications and the Internet, SAINT 2010
Pages129-132
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Event2010 10th Annual International Symposium on Applications and the Internet, SAINT 2010 - Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Duration: Jul 19 2010Jul 23 2010

Other

Other2010 10th Annual International Symposium on Applications and the Internet, SAINT 2010
CountryKorea, Republic of
CitySeoul
Period7/19/107/23/10

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Keywords

  • E-mail
  • Sender authentication
  • Spam
  • SPF

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications

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Seike, T., Jin, Y., Yamai, N., Okayama, K., Kawano, K., & Nakamura, M. (2010). A solution for mail forwarding problem of SPF by tracing recipient addresses. In Proceedings - 2010 10th Annual International Symposium on Applications and the Internet, SAINT 2010 (pp. 129-132). [5598160] https://doi.org/10.1109/SAINT.2010.22