5 Billion Reasons for GoodMail?

Walter at InforWorld previews an upcoming study by Net security firm IranPort that purports that "that bounced e-mail messages costs $5 billion annually in IT help desk associated costs, and make up 11 percent of "hostile mail" on the Internet."

I'm not saying pay-to-play initiatives are the answer, but those who object to such schemes need to address the root causes of spam, viruses and the lack of Internet security.

(Previous post on Goodmail.)

TechDirt points to a 2003 post saying that IronPort should know of what it speaks, pointing to a NYT article that says

that IronPort is known for selling the best systems for bulk commercial emailing, though, they swear the machines are only being used for legitimate marketing.

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