Electronic message management company Sendmail, Inc. Monday released the results of a June poll it conducted of 120 IT professionals, which showed that about 40 percent have decided to roll out some form of sender authentication technology to stop spam and increase productivity.

Another 26 percent are reviewing such technology because they feel email authentication will become standard industry practice, while a scant 15 percent are most concerned about protecting their companies' reputations by disallowing domain names from being used in phishing or spoofing attacks.

Sendmail has published a white paper on sender authentication technologies to, Evolution of Email, while includes more on the poll and describes ways companies can protect themselves from various email-borne threats.

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