Msg#: 11095 posted 2:19 pm on Feb 28, 2006 (gmt 0)
A coalition of unlikely partners, including MoveOn.org Civic Action, Gun Owners of America and Association of Cancer Online Resources, have joined forces to fight AOL's plan to charge businesses for commercial e-mail.
Msg#: 11095 posted 12:11 pm on Mar 1, 2006 (gmt 0)
Users can still set up domain and word filters of their own to block spam, so this is hardly opening the floodgates. It's only a few quid, but that should be enough to make it unviable for most of the spammers who peddle untargeted pills, stock alerts, and dodgy stock offers.
The real test will be how well this goes down with their users.