[Mailman-Users] AOL to Implement E-mail Certification Program
brad at stop.mail-abuse.org
Sat Feb 4 01:47:36 CET 2006
Just saw this article at <http://www.clickz.com/news/article.php/3581301>:
AOL to Implement E-mail Certification Program
ð ð ð ClickZ News
By Kevin Newcomb | January 30, 2006
In a bid to protect its members from e-mail fraud and phishing, and
to offer consistency to commercial e-mail senders, AOL today will
begin implementing Goodmail's cryptographic CertifiedEmail program
and phasing out its IP-based Enhanced Whitelist.
As part of its e-mail security practices, AOL blocks the display
of images and hyperlinks on most high-volume messages, except if
senders are on the AOL Enhanced whitelist and maintain very low
complaint rates. Beginning today, AOL will also allow senders who
have undergone accreditation through Goodmail to display images
and hyperlinks by default. Goodmail charges accredited companies
a fraction of a cent per message sent.
Read the rest at the URL above.
So, any thoughts on what that means for mailing list operators
around the world? From my perspective, it looks like FAQ 3.42 (see
is going to take a turn for the worst.
Basically, unless you want to pay GoodMail to certify everything
sent by your list, you just won't get through to AOL recipients. So,
I guess it's time to unsubscribe all AOL users.
Brad Knowles, <brad at stop.mail-abuse.org>
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temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety."
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Assembly to the Governor, November 11, 1755
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