February 15, 2006
Last week’s AOL/Goodmail announcement was greeted by quite a brouhaha, much of which raised concerns about Goodmail’s email certification service.
I must be missing something, but I just don’t get what the problem is here. I know the Goodmail guys pretty well, and frankly I think it is a great idea. As my partner Bob Metcalfe has long maintained, spam is not a technology problem, it is a market discontinuity, and the best solution to it is a market solution, just like Goodmail’s.
As far as I am concerned, good luck to Goodmail!
(Full disclosure, I am not a Goodmail investor but wish I was!).