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Thread: AOL and Yahoo put price on e-mail

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    [news=http://news.google.com/news?imgefp=Fd_tZssdyTQJ&imgurl=www.addict3d.org/img/9a29946a9c9b6b8c.jpg]Companies will soon have to buy the electronic equivalent of a postage stamp if they want to be certain that their e-mail will be delivered to many of their customers.

    America Online and Yahoo, two of the world's largest providers of e-mail accounts, are about to start using a system that gives preferential treatment to messages from companies that pay from a quarter of a cent to 1 cent each to have them delivered. The Internet companies say this will help them identify legitimate mail and cut down on junk e-mail, identity-theft scams and other scourges of users of their services.

    Source: http://www.iht.com/articles/2006/02/...ness/email.php[/news]

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    I heard about this a very long time ago. It was a hoax.

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    Legitimate mail. sure just more money.

    And like business use that shitty aol mail.

    they have their own mail servers.

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    I like gmail, all the way. Its just organized very good & its free with 2600MB+
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    This is just silly...

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    Quote Originally Posted by twisterX
    And like business use that shitty aol mail.

    they have their own mail servers.
    Exactly.

    hmm...asspie

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    It's being reported by the BBC too now.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/4684942.stm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Filliz
    Quote Originally Posted by twisterX
    And like business use that shitty aol mail.

    they have their own mail servers.
    Exactly.
    firms might start using these services because it will make phishing harder. This also has nothing to do with other companies mail servers. They can either pay a fee for their email to be authenticated and deliverd or thrown in a bulk mail folder.

    would this not make sense for say a bank, ebay or paypal to use to cut fraud ?

    The problem is it will need to be widely accepted both senders and receivers or its just gonna fall flat on its arse.

    I really dont see anyway this is actually gonna stop spam though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4play
    Quote Originally Posted by Filliz
    Exactly.
    firms might start using these services because it will make phishing harder. This also has nothing to do with other companies mail servers. They can either pay a fee for their email to be authenticated and deliverd or thrown in a bulk mail folder.

    would this not make sense for say a bank, ebay or paypal to use to cut fraud ?

    The problem is it will need to be widely accepted both senders and receivers or its just gonna fall flat on its arse.

    I really dont see anyway this is actually gonna stop spam though.
    i relize what you are saying and companies WILL NOT pay.

    so little aol and yahoo can go a fuck off.

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