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Iran forbids banks to send statements to “foreign e-mail addresses”

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

The Iranian Minister of Communication and Information Technology sent a letter to Mahmud Bahmani, the Head of Central Bank of Iran, asking that CBI instruct (commercial) banks to only recognize Iranian e-mail addresses from customers when they open new accounts, and forbidding them to send bank statements to foreign email addresses. The request is effective immediately. Foreign email services include Yahoo, Hotmail, Gmail and MSN. He also asked banks to allocate facilities so that customers who do not have an Iranian e-mail account can create one while on the bank premises. The move aims to force citizens to join the newly established national e-mail system, which many Iranians are reluctant to use. The use of the national e-mail is obligatory for employees of the government and state institutions. In recent months, Iranians have complained that access to their foreign e-mail accounts has been disrupted.

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  • Published: 544 days ago on Wednesday, 9 May 2012
  • By: Iran Daily Brief
  • Last Modified: May 9, 2012 @ 1:54 pm
  • Filed Under: Economy
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    • http://www.farsnews.com/newstext.php?nn=13910218000943 http://www.rferl.org/content/iran_bans_banks_from_sending_statements_to_foreign_e-mail_addresses/24574142.html

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