Email Portability Approved by Knesset Committee

Barry Shein bzs at
Mon Feb 22 18:34:34 UTC 2010

My initial reaction: Does the law in any way imply this mail address
has to be provided for free?

If not then I don't see any real problem on the surface. It just means
we have to offer the opportunity to keep the mail address functioning
for a fee.

That said, what does occur to me is what happens when we've closed
someone's account for email abuse (e.g., a spammer)?

That thought might be extended to non-payment, if an account is closed
for non-payment is there any further obligation under this law?

I assume sane heads will prevail in such cases but until then this
might conceivably create a loophole for some miscreant to harass the
provider. As a general rule miscreants often have no shame.

I suppose the whole forwarding / spamblocking issue arises but that's
not any different than any service which allows forwarding.

        -Barry Shein

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