AOL and Yahoo plan to start charging for delivering the mail

By Herb

Within 2 months AOL (Yahoo to follow) will begin offering a service that allows bulk mailers that promise they are only using opt-in email addresses, to bypass the AOL and Yahoo spam filters.

AOL plans to charge between 1/4 and 1 cent per email and will guarantee delivery. A cynic might view this as monetizing spam but I doubt that AOL or Yahoo would agree.