Groups Unite Against E-mail Fee (5)

1 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU 2006-02-28 16:45 ID:Heaven
"Plans by America Online and Yahoo to charge a bulk e-mailing fee are being met with opposition by a diverse alliance of interest groups that feel the fee is unfair.

Their new e-mailing fee would charge businesses and other bulk e-mailers a fee to route their e-mail directly to a user's mailbox without first passing through junk mail filters.

E-mail senders that pay the fee will be guaranteed their messages will not be filtered and will bear a seal alerting recipients that they're legitimate."

"MoveOn estimates that 400,000 people of the 3 million on its electronic mailing list are AOL subscribers, meaning that sending a mass e-mail could cost $1,000 to $4,000. RightMarch says it sends about 3 million e-mails a week, with about one-third going to AOL or Yahoo addresses."

2 Name: Unverified Source : 2006-02-28 18:44 ID:qHs6knsx

More attempts at the biggest bastards on the internet trying to grab more money, and totally fucking over the user. Top Job!

3 Name: Unverified Source : 2006-02-28 19:45 ID:Mr53DYdB

Rather than being 'unfair' or whatever, isn't the bigger problem that spammers might actually pay that fee?

4 Name: Unverified Source : 2006-02-28 21:22 ID:k7u5gTr4

Ha. Spammers don't pay for shit.

5 Name: Unverified Source : 2006-03-01 15:57 ID:Heaven

It's not even the "biggest bastards", it's just a random company which offers the service that if you pay them, they tell others that you've paid them.

Gotta admit, it's quite the awesome scam.

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