Yeah... I'm already paying several places to send and receive email.
I think it could be cheaper, and would be enough to deter spammers. Did they do some studies, or just set an arbitrary price?
I like the idea of them trying a market solution on their own.
I think my bigger concern is whether this could evolve into a system where someone pays 10 cents to have a message delivered asap (normally on whatever networks), or pays 1 cent with a 12 hour delay. It could surely interfere with people that require email validation to keep spam off of their msg boards, etc. I didn't see any volume thresholds.
The article also says:
Also, I would think users of those services (yahoo and aol) should be able to turn this on and off at will. Maybe I don't want them screwing with my incoming email.
If they're really concerned about spam for the user, I should also have the option of charging the sender *and* sending it into my spambox. Like many of you, I'm mysteriously "subscribed" to all kinds of "opt in" lists.