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PayPal Asks E-mail Services to Block Messages 222

roscoetoon writes ""PayPal, the Internet-based money transfer system owned by eBay, is trying to persuade e-mail providers to block messages that lack digital signatures, which are aimed at cutting down on phishing scams, a company attorney said Tuesday.So far, no agreements have been reached,..." "...PayPal is using several technologies to digitally sign its e-mails now, including DomainKeys, Sullivan said. DomainKeys, a technology developed by Yahoo Inc., enables verification of the sender and integrity of the message that's sent." "...An agreement with, for example, Google for its Gmail service could potentially stop spam messages that look legitimate and bypass spam filters.""

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