DANE in SMTP—the sky is not falling

Viktor Dukhovni

Wes Hardaker

March 21, 2020


This post is a brief rebuttal to a recent paper: A Longitudinal and Comprehensive Study of the DANE Ecosystem in Email

The paper’s abstract purports “pervasive mismanagement” in the DANE (SMTP) ecosystem. We believe that the paper is often misleading and at times outright wrong.

Misleading and inaccurate claims: