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America Online and Yahoo are under fire for plans to charge for e-mail. A group of nonprofit and public interest groups on Tuesday launched a campaign to protest the online giants' scheme to charge high-volume e-mail senders a fee in exchange for a guarantee that their messages will be delivered. AOL and Yahoo are working with Goodmail Systems, creators of CertifiedEmail, a program designed to help shield consumers from spam, fraud and phishing.
OH NO! Both providers charge too much for their services. If they start charging high-0volume email senders to ensure their mail will be delivered, what's to stop anyone from charging a standard per-email fee to all users? Don't they make enough off of their ads??
I don't think internet users should let this one go and see what happens...it may not be time to panic, but it certainly is time to take action.
I will certainly be signing that petition!