Spamhaus, a leading antispam vendor, spoke out on Monday against the move by America Online and Yahoo to charge companies a fee to ensure successful delivery of e-mail, saying it will eat away at freedoms, CNET News.com reports.
Richard Cox, Spamhaus’ CIO, told CNET, “an e-mail charge will destroy the spirit of the Internet. [It] has become what it is because of freedom of communication. Open discussion is what gives it value. There should be no cost for particular services, and e-mail should be free and accessible to all.”
For more on AOL and Yahoo’s move, read AOL, Yahoo to Charge E-Mail Postage.
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