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Senator Challenges AOL's Goodmail Deal

  • DM News, Thursday, March 30, 2006 2:15 PM
AOL hasn't yet implemented Goodmail's CertifiedEmail delivery system, which was announced several months ago, and apparently the delay has nothing to do with California state Sen. Dean Flroez urging the company to hold back until "a very concerned public can get their questions answered." Florez asked that Google not implement the program before April 10 to ensure there would be adequate time for the public to understand the changes. Florez is concerned that even though AOL's two-tier e-mail system offers to pay third-party e-mail accreditation costs for nonprofits, some groups, like churches, might not qualify. An AOL spokesperson says the company will respond to these concerns "in due time" but is still planning to go ahead with this and other new consumer privacy services.

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