Email Authentication: Will It Solve the Spam/Phishing Problem or Not?

Many online vendors are promoting an email authentication system that would help ISP’s confirm that the one sending email is really the one sending email.
However, News Factor writes that A recent New York City gathering of leading Internet security companies and software developers led to a consensus that, while not a perfect solution, e-mail authentication represents a significant step forward for the entire Internet community. Still, detractors dismiss e-mail authentication and say it will have little affect, if any at all, on the ongoing problem.”
Read what Microsoft’s anti-spam/phishing guru said in a recent seminar to a group of small businesses about Microsoft’s online activities in this area.