Wednesday, May 4, 2005


AOL Treats Fla. Emergency E-Mails As Spam

`Emergency managers in Indian River County, hard-hit by hurricanes last year, thought the best way to get out weather alerts was by e-mail until they learned that AOL was tagging the messages as spam. [..]

About 4,200 people signed up for the county’s e-mail alert service, offering quick alerts on hurricanes, tornadoes and other weather emergenciess. [..]

But not everyone was receiving the alerts. “We know it’s going out but, in the heat of the moment, it’s not a reliable system,” [some guy] said.’

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