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updated 03:35 pm EST, Fri March 5, 2004

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  1. MacNN.com Reader

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    HA

    The goverment doesn't provide email, so who are we buying stamps from?

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    Stamps?

    ..who are we buying stamps from?

    Well, probably Microsoft.

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    Feemail

    So, the billionaire wants email to carry a fee.

    Who'da thunk it?

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    Yeah... Right...

    The day they do that will be the day I disconnect my DSL service. I'm not paying for email. Period.

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    fees are wrong

    fees mean a line of revenue that will become depended upon. the us postal service survives on junk mail, otherwise we could stop it. if fees are charged for email, some entity will beginning living off of it, and it will only get worse

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    agreed


    that is a great idea, charge 32 cents per email or something like that, just like reg. snail mail.

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    Do what?

    "if fees are charged for email, some entity will beginning living off of it, and it will only get worse."

    You hit the nail on the head! Bill Gates is on another planet.

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    wtf

    WTF?!?!

    And people ask, "why do you own a mac?" Becuase I couldn't stomach spending my hard earned money on products endorsed by Bill Gates.

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    Fees on top of fees

    The difference with Snail Mail is that I'm not paying a monthly fee for postal access on top of the postage per letter. We all pay an ISP for monthly internet access. Some of us may be paying additional fees for web hosting and domain registration. Now they suggest we pay additional fees for sending out email!? This is ludicrous. What if my machine has been hijacked by a virus or hacker? I assume I'd end up sending out spam and stuck with a huge bill. I'd love that.

    A better solution has already been proposed -- make email infrastructure more secure so that the "from" addresses cannot be faked so easily. This way it becomes more difficult for a spammer to hide.

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    RIPE

    this fee is just RIPE to be proposed by people with 10-15 billion dollars.

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