AOL 'accidentally' censors e-mail

Posted on Friday, Apr 14 2006 @ 22:47 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
AOL apparently began blocking e-mail on Wednesday that contains the web address of a petition against the company's upcoming certified e-mail program. The company says this isue is just a glitch.
The Internet service provider, which has roughly 20 million subscribers in the United States, began bouncing e-mail communications with the URL "Dearaol.com" sometime late Wednesday and continuing through Thursday.

A e-mail sent by CNET News.com to an AOL.com address and containing the URL "www.dearaol.com" bounced back on Thursday afternoon with a system administrator note that read: "The e-mail system was unable to deliver the message, but did not report a specific reason."
More info at CNET.


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