> The problem of junk mails could be solved if you make the sender pay
> for it!!
> Mail clients should provide you the feature of setting up "paid mail
> slots" . One can for example set up a $1 mail slot and a free mail
> slot. You configure the free slot to receive mail from a set of
> predefined mail ids (folks who really want to hear from) - and all
> other mail goes into paid mail slots - senders pay electronic money
> every time they send mail into the "paid" mail slots.
There's a short but very interesting interview with Bob Metcalfe in the
July 1996 issue of SunExpert Magazine. Metcalfe asserts the same
thing--adding "price" to the internet is necessary in order to "fix" the
Michael A. Jarvis
Technology Consultant, Internet Solutions Group
Insource Technology, Houston, TX