What is certified email?

Discussion in 'Email Discussions' started by popowich, Dec 22, 2008.

  1. popowich

    popowich EQ Forum Admin Staff Member

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    Hello,

    Certifying e-mail is when a company pays to be on a list of companies with a 3rd party that declare themselves to not be spammers. Their e-mail is then allowed to bypass many ISP spam filters. The certified e-mail service requires that they make a deposit up front. If they spam then they lose the deposit. The goal is to make it expensive for spammers to spam via certified e-mail and therefore not worth the effort to try and get around that service. A secondary goal is for you to have confidence that any certified e-mail that you receive is from who it says it is from, and that it is not a spam, virus, or phishing attempt.

    -Raymond
     


  2. Big Dan

    Big Dan EQ Forum Moderator Staff Member

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    That's pretty interesting. You got a line on any companies? How much does this cost is there a dispute process for when someone marks something as spam just because they didn't want it but not because it was spam, etc?
     

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    I think implementation wise the biggest problem is most people who could best benefit from receiving certified email don't realize what the certified mail is for ...
     
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    popowich EQ Forum Admin Staff Member

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    popowich EQ Forum Admin Staff Member

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    ISP's can built in this functionality automatically with content filtering programs such as SpamAssassin.

    -Raymond
     

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