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Dave Fleming
02-04-2006, 01:22 PM
http://www.nytimes.com/2006/02/05/technology/05AOL.html?hp&ex=1139115600&en=adc81ef8bbdf0746&ei=5094&partner=homepage

E-mail Postage

[ 02-04-2006, 01:28 PM: Message edited by: Dave Fleming ]

Memphis Mike
02-04-2006, 01:24 PM
Old Timey Man, all I see is a bunch of squiggly lines. :confused:

Dave Fleming
02-04-2006, 01:29 PM
Sorry Hillbilly, can't seem to get the URL to standout in highlights.

Paul Pless
02-04-2006, 01:45 PM
that might could suck

Katherine
02-04-2006, 01:53 PM
Maybe I'd get fewer emails for penis enhancements and blonds gone wild.

Paul Pless
02-04-2006, 02:05 PM
Maybe I'd get fewer emails for penis enhancements and blonds gone wild. Just exactly what kind of subterranean websites is it that you frequent to get that kind of junk sent to your inbox?

Katherine
02-04-2006, 02:09 PM
After some of the pics you've posted, I could ask you the very same question. ;)

Bruce Hooke
02-04-2006, 02:26 PM
I wonder how they are going to tell the difference between personal emails sent by individuals and business emails to which this policy should apply. It seems to me that most spam looks more like a lot of personal emails than it does like an email from a business. So, if they can't make that distinction then the whole policy is a joke (or simply a new revenue stream, which is maybe all they had in mind anyway).

My personal take is that it is one more reason to avoid AOL hell.

George Roberts
02-04-2006, 05:12 PM
It is reasonable to charge for e-mail.

My wife's "RobertsCPA.com" e-mail server gets 10megs/day of misaddressed incoming e-mail. Her account, Leanne @ RobertsCPA.com, gets 200 e-mails/day marked as junk

She gets about 30 e-mails/day that have valid purposes.

I am in favor of matching the postal rates.

Gary E
02-04-2006, 05:54 PM
My wife's "RobertsCPA.com" e-mail server gets 10megs/day of misaddressed incoming e-mail. Her account, Leanne @ RobertsCPA.com, gets 200 e-mails/day marked as junk
Now that you posted that for the world to see, I would expect a lot more is soon to arrive...

Meerkat
02-04-2006, 06:46 PM
"Yahoo and AOL say the new system is a way to restore some order to e-mail, which, because of spam and worries about online scams, has become an increasingly unreliable way for companies to reach their customers, even as online transactions are becoming a crucial part of their businesses."

Nuts - it's another revenue stream.

They best be careful, or the USPS is going to preempt them.