Getting Paid to Receive SpamIt is not bad to see entrepeneurs trying to turn ideas against spam into profitable business. In fact, the idea of this company is built on one of its founders research on the economics of spam, Thede Loder (see the reference filed under POSTAGE in my Spam Bibliography).
A new e-mail-forwarding service lets you put a price on inbox access. (...) called boxbe.com tackles spam using an economic approach: users charge a fee for access to their inboxes.
However, this sounds to me more like a direct marketing coporation, as the Spanish corporation Consupermiso. In this corporation, you define your preferences, allowing the marketers to have a good comercial profile and to target their ads better. You then get paid for the messages you receive.
Boxbe is just like paying the users for receiving advertisement email, but with more control about the money for the user. I do not have anything against this business model, but I do not feel confortable with calling this an anti-spam technique. And you?
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