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edesignuk
Dec 11, 2002, 09:52 AM
Taken from wired.com article:
His plan calls for new phones and e-mail software that would require fees to accept incoming messages. The fee would be waived for welcome e-mail and calls, but collected for unsolicited spam and intrusive telemarketing calls.

Finally might we be able to open our inbox's without receiving a ton of crap? ...lets hope so!

Full story. (http://www.wired.com/news/technology/0,1282,56788,00.html)

medea
Dec 11, 2002, 02:58 PM
ah I dont think it will go through, how would you be able to differentiate between unsolicited spam and a email that just happens to be from someone you dont know yet like say I dont really know you edesignuk but if you asked a question on the board and I decided to send you an email about it should I have to pay just because Im not on your address book? plus you get lots a spam in your postal mailbox still and the companies have to pay for the postage right and yet they still send it, if it happens it may clear up a lot of completely pointless spam but the stuff from actual companies will never stop.