...and this guy thinks it is a good idea...you know...to reduce spam.
But email I'm as familiar with as a nagging toothache. I spend way too much of my day, as do many workers who dependon computers, hitting the delete key or — even more time-consuming — routing spam into the junk file and trying to block out the arrogant sender forever.
Often the email is in a foreign language that's all Greek to me. Or it's spinning me on some Atlantic Coast congressional race that is of no interest whatsoever. I'm also not in the market for awnings or pet food or a "tactical robot." And, no, I really don't care about the "Amway Boycott" or that "the National Farmers Union Endorses Raw Milk."
So leave me alone. And stop clogging my inbox.
There also are the scam scum. No, I wasn't aware that I had just won the $25-million online lottery and the check would be sent as soon as I turn over my personal info. Nor am I interested in the woman who wants to "share her love."
You get the idea. I'm not nearly as concerned about keeping snail mail afloat as fending off these spammers and scammers and denying them free access to my work station. Make them pay. Maybe it'll be a deterrent.
Postage cost sure hasn't helped reducing unwanted snail mail. Gmail (and Hotmail), in my opinion and experience does a very good job in keeping spam out of my Outlook. I'll log into gmail every so often to look at the spam folder just to be sure it hasn't filtered something I want...but 99% of the time it "just works".
I can see them taxing goods purchased off the internet...though I wouldn't like it...it is something I would understand and think it within reason. Sending emails through a service that I'm paying for and is already taxed....nope.