Germany introducing fees for sending e-Mail

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#1

The german secretary of post and telecommunication announced, that starting from June, 1st. , there will be a charge of 1 cent per e-Mail that is sent.

Even some politicians are surprised “we need to bring this to the parliament”, a spokesman said.

The charging is outsourced to a company called, “E-Mail-Porto GmbH”. They have a 50% discount special offer, valid only today: http://www.email-porto.de (the website is in german language, so you may need a translation service).


#2

Yeah, huhu, lirpA ts1.


#3

I don’t think the Post can claim e-mail fees coz it’s none of their business. Maybe a court challenge will clarify this kind of snitty money grab.


#4

They people at USPS are always saying the US is going to start doing this but I think that is because they worry about there jobs.


#5

[QUOTE=mciahel;2506390]The german secretary of post and telecommunication announced, that starting from June, 1st. , there will be a charge of 1 cent per e-Mail that is sent.[/QUOTE] I wish i could earn 1 cent of every mb my colleagues sent over email…


#6

I heard talks about this sort of thing now & again, but they always failed, since they realised in the end that it would be nearly impossible to enforce. For one thing, it will not stop spammers who use compromised PCs to spam. If fees came in, people would just use a free mail provider, at least one that would not enforce this.

For example, one of the e-mail providers I used around 1998 (going back ~12 years) decided to start charging a subscription on accounts. I switched to Yahoo, told all my contacts. Later on, Yahoo started charging for POP3/IMAP access, so I switched again. :slight_smile:


#7

I’m with [B]chef[/B] on this one; check the calendar. :wink:


#8

[QUOTE=samlar;2506437]They people at USPS are always saying the US is going to start doing this but I think that is because they worry about there jobs.[/QUOTE]ya i’m fine with the 5 days a week thing (no Saturday mail). Heck they can cut it back to 4 days for all i care :slight_smile:

Sorry to hear this for our German members though and even you too Dean :wink: :doh:


#9

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#10

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#11

I want one of you to hire me for a month for a penny a day with it doubleing each day.

day1 1
day2 2
day3 4
day4 8
day5 16
day6 32
day7 64
day8 128
day 9 256
day10 512
day11 1024
day12 2048
day13 4096
day14 8192
day15 16384
day16 32768
day17 65536
day18 130072
day19 262114
day20 524288
day21 1048576
day22 2097152
day23 4184304
day24 8388608
day25 16777216
day26 33554432
day27 67108864
day28 134217728
day29 268435456
day30 536870912
day31 1073741823

In dollars that 107737418.23 dollars but I want to be paid in Euro so
please convert it and I would really like to work 2 months and this is only
8 hour days please with 1 hour dinner break and two 10min breaks.
And the contract would have to have a no fire clause.

I figure most of the people working at CDfreaks can at least afford to hire me for one month


#12

a penny each day is fine but that doubling thing is April fools²