Yahoo, AOL e-mail move blasted – MyADSL

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Industry experts say Yahoo and America Online’s plan to charge businesses for guaranteed delivery of their commercial e-mail could potentially leave the Internet giants exposed to lawsuits for invasion of consumer privacy, reports Red Herring.

The fee is being billed as an ‘electronic postage stamp’ that guarantees compliance with anti-spam legislation.

It would also certify the sender’s e-mail as authentic.

Experts say the plan is “dangerous” and “dead on arrival” because it violates the democratic principles of the Internet and will have little impact on spam, the biggest problem e-mail users face right now.

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