Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Plan to charge businesses for e-mail triggers outcry

Looks like my post, Funny Filter Business, wasn't the only one crying fowl about this AOL/Yahoo email charge. The CNN articles quotation says it best:
"It's taxation of the good guys with cash, and it does nothing to help the good guys who can't afford the cost or to deter the bad guys who spam anyway," Matt Blumberg, CEO of Return Path, an e-mail services company, was quoted as saying in USA Today.

What worries me is AOL's response that the money generated would be used improve their anti-spam filter, which plays right into my thoughts on purposly making the spam filters pick off legit mail, to boost revenue. I'm glad someone as main stream as CNN picked this up.

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