AOL Is Selling Access To Your Inbox

AOL's approach is to turn email delivery into a pay for access business. Those who can afford to pay get through. So if you use AOL for mail, look forward to lots of high value email like mortgage offers, life insurance offers, etc.

But what if you are an AOL user and you get your weekly horoscope from a great service that also has marketing messages in it? If that service doesn't pay, your horoscope is going to go into the junk mail folder. And you'll wonder where it went. What if you get your bank statements via email and your bank refuses to pay to get delivery? Who will pay the late fees when you don't get your statements? A VC: AOL Is Selling Access To Your Inbox

Linked by shanmuga Monday, 30th January 2006 9:48PM