1435357 story Microsoft, Yahoo Investigate Spam Solution 596 Posted by simoniker on Monday February 02, 2004 @05:12PM from the eternal-spam-issues dept. bllfrnch writes "The NY Times (account required, yada yada) has an article about the suggestion of email postage to stop the advent of spam. Apparently, both Microsoft and Yahoo! support such an initiative, as they are the largest email service providers. Best quote: ''Damn if I will pay postage for my nice list,' said David Farber, a professor at Carnegie Mellon University, who runs a mailing list on technology and policy with 30,000 recipients'."