My Fee To Receive Your Email is...

Last Update: March 01, 2013
Hey everybody,

I just ran across this article on Slate about the possibility of charging senders to have email reach your inbox.

I think the technology exists, or will. Don't know how commonly used it would be.

Think about it. Would you spend 5 bucks, 10 bucks a month to manage email and avoid unwanted solicitations. Or charge advertisers to put their ad in your inbox?

And, of course, think of the ramifications for email marketing. Although, recipients do have to opt in.

I think it is an interesting idea that may, or may not, be on the horizon.

I'd love to hear what you think. Please comment.
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Hudson Premium
Very interesting post and article. Let's see what develops.
Sherion Premium
If I got paid for every email I had to open up to see what it is about, then I would not worry about making an income.

At some point I opted into it for a free ebook, report or whatever they were offering. So, it is my fault they have my email.

Also, some of these that I do get emails from are already paying to send that email to me. The bigger the list the more you pay out.
hgustavs Premium
I think this might come sometime in the future. Especially for companies who just want serious e-mails. People pay to post a letter by snail mail and if it´s important enough for them to reach the recipient they will pay to send an e-mail as well.