incrediBILL - 12:30 am on Feb 27, 2013 (gmt 0)
Although, if the service is cheaper than USPS, I can see that many bulk mailers would opt for that instead...
Exactly, which would make a service like Outbox obsolete before it even got running and potentially put a major dent in the USPS which is a pretty lucrative pie.
Not only that, if implemented properly you could allow the recipients to specify what types of content they're willing to accept, if any, which would allow bulk mailers to optimize their delivery and save even more money getting a truly target market.
Yes, you can make a fake computer file too. But it involves a lot more work.
Actually it's easier to fake an original email on the server IMO as most mail systems use plain text files you can edit with anything from VI to notepad and then use the "touch" command to set the time stamp to whatever you want it to be. Make sure you erase the "history" file tracing all command line activity when you're done and VOILA! it's perfectly faked in someone's mailbox on the server.
Used to be possible in poorly configured SMTP servers in the early days of email to actually send an email embedded in another email and it would get delivered without a trace or origin whatsoever.
Don't know if that little bug still exists but it was fun watching people run around digging through log files trying to figure out how the "Supreme Mail Deity" sent email from what appeared to be inside the server! ;)