via Scott MaceInternet NewsReport: ISPs Block 17 Percent of Legit E-mail By Brian Morrissey
Top Internet service providers blocked 17 percent of legitimate permission-based e-mail in the first half of the year, according to a report issued by Return Path.
I pronounce email officially broken. If 17 percent of legit email is being blocked by spam filters, it's not officially working. No wonder I'm using blogs, IRC and IM for my primary modes of connecting with important people these days.
I don't care what excuses people give. The people who made smtp should have thought more about host authentication and the people who made IPv4 should have made longer IP addresses. My guess is that there were people who were voicing concerns who had more vision.
I have a feeling we are going to be kicking ourselves in the same way when we realize we "forgot" to put privacy into ID systems.