Iconix Plugs in E-Mail Security

 
 
By Shelley Solheim  |  Posted 2005-09-20 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

As phishing scams escalate and mature, it's getting tougher for consumers to sort out legitimate e-mails from frauds.

As phishing scams escalate and mature, its getting tougher for consumers to sort out legitimate e-mails from frauds.

Users accustomed to such scams have resorted to deleting any unsolicited e-mails from businesses, but startup Iconix has the lofty goal of helping businesses regain their customers trust in e-mail.

Iconix this week will launch a new e-mail security tool that displays a companys corporate logo in the From field of an e-mail to help users identify e-mails sent from legitimate businesses.

The Iconix eMail ID software plug-in is free for end users, but businesses must pay to register with Iconix. Iconixs tool uses authentication methods such as Domain Keys and Sender ID to determine if a message is sent from its claimed source.

The Iconix eMail ID plug-in is available now for Yahoo Mail users and later this month for MSN Hotmail users. Iconix will extend support for other e-mail clients, including Microsoft Outlook, later this year.

Check out eWEEK.coms for the latest security news, reviews and analysis. And for insights on security coverage around the Web, take a look at eWEEK.com Security Center Editor Larry Seltzers Weblog.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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