ITC Bans Banks from Sending Statements to Foreign E-Mail Addresses
Iran's ministry of ICT has barred banks, insurance firms and telephone operators from using foreign email services to communicate with clients.
Based on the ICT new order, clients must submit email addresses belonging to the domain names ending with .ir.
The order prohibits banks, insurance firms and telephone firms using foreign hosts for their sites or to send statements to their clients using foreign services such as Yahoo, Gmail, Hotmail or MSN.
Entities linked to the Iranian government must use addresses ending in gov.ir or .ir, while universities should use emails ending in ac.ir or .ir, the report added.
This measure aims to secure communications by making them independent from foreign Internet operators.
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