Greetings from the San Jose airport, where I am waiting to fly home after attending the INBOX Event. I was there to participate in a panel on deliverability and authentication, along with my good friend Morgan Witt from BlueHornet.
The highlight for me was Patrick Peterson from Ironport. He spent an hour detailing the nefarious things spam gangs are up to. He laid out the details of their investigation into a single spammer's operation over a two week period, covering about twenty billion pharma spams (wow), where they lead, and how they trace back to the same sender. Lots of what happens with credit cards, merchant accounts, do the spammers actually ship the promised pills, etc. Very insightful.