AOL, Yahoo to charge mail servers fee to bypass spam filters

The Associated Press this morning is confirming reports that started making rounds late last week, that Yahoo and AOL have announced they will charge e-mail servers as much as 1¢ per message, to be able to send messages that bypass their respective spam filters.

The fees, which would range from 1/4 cent to 1 cent per e-mail, are the latest attempts by the companies to weed out unsolicited ads, commonly called spam, and identity-theft scams. In exchange for paying, e-mail senders will be guaranteed their messages won’t be filtered and will bear a seal alerting recipients they’re legitimate.

(AP via MSNBC)

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