Municipal E-mail addresses – bonanza for spammers?

According to today’s Ma’ariv, the municipality of Tel Aviv plans to give all residents of Tel Aviv an E-mail address, in the domain
The E-mailbox will be used for sending various messages to the residents.

It is claimed that a similar service already operates successfully in Berlin.

I hope that residents can elect to receive legal notices (like municipal tax payment notices) via a different E-mail address, instead of the one issued to them. Otherwise, spammers will have helluva of feast spamming those E-mail addresses, which the residents MUST follow lest they be stuck with scandalous late payment penalties.

Author: Omer Zak

I am deaf since birth. I played with big computers which eat punched cards and spew out printouts since age 12. Ever since they became available, I work and play with desktop size computers which eat keyboard keypresses and spew out display pixels. Among other things, I developed software which helped the deaf in Israel use the telephone network, by means of home computers equipped with modems. Several years later, I developed Hebrew localizations for some cellular phones, which helped the deaf in Israel utilize the cellular phone networks. I am interested in entrepreneurship, Science Fiction and making the world more accessible to people with disabilities.