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December 06, 2006


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There's something else that the proposed 1-cent-per-email solution might stop...or at least reduce:

The circulation of jokes, hoaxes, lists, chain letters, and other nonsense that most of us have seen a dozen times (plus) in the last decade but which some folks (the ones just now getting on the Internet) are seeing for the first time and feel compelled to share.

Andrew Johnson

Paying for email may make sense to citizens of the first world, but how about poorer countries where the average income is measured in 4 figures rather than 5 or 6?

It would take a joint venture between AOL, Google, Microsoft, and Yahoo to do something like this -- and it would be an opt-in alternative to e-mail, not a replacement.

Ruby Clifton

Spam constitutes more than 80% of the total email traffic. You get more spam than the relevant mail in your Inbox.

Some stringent measures should be taken to deter these spammers

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