July 16, 2001

MAPS to start charging for anti-spam list

Author: JT Smith

At the end of this month, the anti-spammers at the Mail Abuse Prevention System (MAPS) plan to start charging a subscription fee to use its blacklist. Kieren McCarthy at the Register wonders whether the decision had anything to do with the demise of the rival ORBS anti-spam system earlier this month. Now that there's no competition, might as well go ahead and charge. MAPS have come under increasing criticism from the anti-spammer community for a number of reasons; this should only add gasoline to the fire.
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