FTC, NIST to Host Email Authentication Summit

Adoption of Technology Could Help Thwart Spam

Media Advisory

The Federal Trade Commission and the Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) will co-host a two-day “summit” November 9-10, 2004 to explore the development and deployment of technology that could reduce spam. The Email Authentication Summit will focus on challenges in the development, testing, evaluation, and deployment of domain-level authentication systems.



Technology experts from the government, private sector, and legal communities, including leaders of Internet Service Providers and interest groups, policy analysts, engineers, and international government task force representatives.


Panels on the approaches to email authentication; methods for testing, implementing, and evaluating authentication methods; tools to prevent spammers from evading authentication methods; the global impact of
email authentication; and related topics. For more information, visit


Federal Trade Commission Conference Center
601 New Jersey Ave., N.W.
Washington, DC

Phone lines will be available on a first come, first served basis to members of the community who are unable to attend the summit in person.
The call-in information is as follows:

November 9, 2004
November 10, 2004

Call-in number: 1-800-720-5850


Call-in number: 1-800-720-5850

Confirmation number: 27530905


Confirmation number: 27531336

Chairperson: Bruce Jennings


Chairperson: Bruce Jennings


Tuesday, November 9 and Wednesday, November 10, 2004
8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. EST


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