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A penny for your spam

AOL and Yahoo are planning to charge firms up to one US cent to sidestep their spam filters, the BBC reports. The messages will also be marked as authentic.

In some respects, pricing spammers out of the market would be a good thing – but what about legitimate mailings that can't afford the fees? It also isn't clear if you can opt to not receive the paid-for emails. Nice money spinner for AOL and Yahoo, mind.

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