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Thursday, August 13, 2009

Pay-per-email plan may help stop spam.....

In a bid to thwart spammers,researchers are planning to add a "postage stamp" to emails.The plan of pay-per-email,then say will help
reduce unwanted spams and money thus generated will go to charity.Spam is more abundant than ever:making up more than 90%of all emails sent globally.Most is in inturcepted by anti-spam programmers that filter spam by its origin or content.
Yahoo! Reserach,s Cent mail is resurrecting an old idea-charge every email being sent so as to make spamming uneconomic,New scientist reported.What more.The cent paid for an accredited "stamp" to appear on each email goes to charity .CentMail's investor think it will be more successful than previous approches to make email cost to users is offset by the good feeling of giving to charity.Some previous scheme,such as Goodmail, simply pocketed the charge for virtual stamps.javascript:void(0)
The problem with any "economic" approach is that it costs money or effort for legitimate senders as well as spammers ,Yahoo! researcher Shard goel explains by passing the money onto a charity of sender choice,and showing the donation in a "stamp" at the bottom of every email sent ,CentMails aims to make senders feel an altruiststic glow to balance that percieved cost.
That could also persuade people to sign up without waiting for the system to become widespread."we think this is a more socially efficcient approach to reducing spam ,"Goel was quoted by New scientist as saying.But everyone isn't optimistic about idea ."some people think that if you put any kind of barrier in the way of sending email,it's sacrilege,"says Scott Fahlman of carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh,Pennsylvania.
People may not wish to receive messages plugging a cause they dont agree with." I might feel that by accepting his messages ,I'm implicity supportes thet I might be vehemently against,"Barry leiba of IBM says.

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