Iran govt starts domestic email service

Summary:Each Iranian citizen will be assigned an email address.

According to Iranian state television, the country has opened its own domestically made email service.

The report aired on Sunday quoted Information and Communication Technology Minister Mohammad Hasan Nami as saying that local experts created the service's software.

The report said each Iranian citizen will be assigned an email address.

The country's postal service will manage the email service.

Iran has discussed for years having its own domestic email service, as the government has occasionally blocked access to foreign email providers like Gmail and Yahoo.

The country has also blocked and made illegal virtual private networks that allow Iranians to freely use the internet and access banned websites like those for opposition groups.

Official statistics suggest that Iran, home to 75 million people, has around 32 million internet users.

Topics: Networking

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