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AOL begins to charge for e-mail sent to their customers February 11, 2006

Posted by Matsu in Technology.

Believe it or not, AOL thinks that charging organizations for allowing e-mail to be sent to their customers is good for everyone.

I first saw a report of AOL’s new e-mail plan to charge for delivering e-mail to aol.com accounts on slashdot. That posting referenced a news article that confirmed AOL will phase out its present process for tracking e-mail spammers and will switch to a service called Goodmail. The change will be fully implemented by the end of June, 2006.

So, any organization that send large numbers of e-mail to people with AOL accounts, get out your checkbook or expect to have your messages bounced back.

Is this a value added service, or just plain extortion?



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