by CIO Staff

Antispam Vendor Blasts AOL, Yahoo E-Mail ‘Postage’ Plan

Feb 07, 20061 min

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 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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