Spam Spam Spam Yes Ma'am Nothing important Just a big Pain in the a$$ What would happen if Spammer have to pay YOU for every email they send? Email companies such as Gmail, Yahoo, AOL, etc can set up a pricing scheme. Unless person is in your close contact list the person who wants to email you would have to provide their credit card, PayPal, etc information. Or perhaps pay in Bitcoins. Both you and your email provider gets paid. Imagine that. Of course advertisers will still send unsolicited emails, and do a trade off between costs and profits (surely there are people who answer these emails, otherwise why would people be spamming) Alas, this doesn't address the issue of legitimate email accounts being compromised by bad people who want to send you a virus via your college friend's email account. Hmmmmm, lots to think about, agree?