Fred Wilson calls it one of the members of the Internet Axis of Evil. You know it as spam. Several of our companies (Return Path and Postini) are hard at work every day eliminating it from our inboxes.
Matt Blumberg, the CEO of Return Path made a pre-announcement on his blog today about Return Path’s acquisition of the Bonded Sender Program from IronPort. While this is huge weapon in Return Path’s arsenal, it’s also another big step forward in the war on spam. Rather than repeat what Matt said, I’ll simply refer you to his excellent post on why this matters and how it works.