Goodmail to Shut Down

Laura Atkins reports on this over on the Word to the Wise blog, and Dennis Dayman covers this for Goodmail services are to be wound down on February 8th, 2011. I don't have much to add beyond what they've already said, but I do have a question: Know anybody who was using Goodmail? What does this mean to Goodmail users out there? Where do you go from here?

I also wonder if this is an opportunity for Return Path to buy the assets and if existing ISP agreements would be maintained. Is this an opportunity for RP to buy their way into certification at AOL? Contracts are complex beasts; I'd be surprised if it would be as simple as RP writing a check. But one assumes that Return Path people are discussing this internally.

February 8, 2011 update: As promised, Ken Magill covers the Goodmail shutdown today, and quotes ex-Goodmail customers as they ponder the answer to the question, "What now?"


  1. I'm trying to get answers to those very questions. Maybe I'll have something for you Tuesday.


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