Tuesday, February 07, 2006

New Email Charges

Let's hope that the Senate Commerce Committee can pull it off and ban internet marketers from finding a guaranteed spot in your email inbox. If you use AOL or Yahoo email, you are likely to soon see a wave of internet advertisements, because the two are going to be "selling spots in your inbox". They will charge a fraction of a cent per message to junkmailing companies, and the message will be guaranteed to go to your inbox, while other spam mail still is filtered to the junk box.

While AOL is posing the solution as a way to make sure legitimate e-mailers get through and to avoid identity theft schemes, the company also stands to make millions a year from the arrangement. read the whole article

If you use AOL or Yahoo mail, you should go ahead and switch to Hotmail or Google, probably google, because it most likely won't be long until Hotmail is also selling "in-box seats".

In other news, "a 'Half Penny' was worth one Half (1/2) of a Penny. So two farthings also make up half a penny. The last half penny for circulation was dated 1967." If you want to learn about halfpence, sixpence, farthings, and tanners, go here.

3 Comments:

Blogger Jeannine said...

great. i really need to switch to g-mail.

Tue Feb 07, 02:15:00 PM  
Blogger iconoclasm said...

Jonathan,
Gmail is the worst possible choice in webmail if you value your privacy.

EPIC's faq on gmail

Thirty-One Privacy and Civil Liberties Organizations
Urge Google to Suspend Gmail

Tue Feb 07, 05:10:00 PM  
Blogger Jugador de Futbol said...

Where are you? We are all wondering how things are going. Let us know.

Tue Feb 07, 11:13:00 PM  

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