I have an alternate view of the AOL email stamp hooha. It’s not about money. It’s about identity. How about this:

I don’t want to get email from anyone who does not have a verifiable identity. And I want the means to block email from any identity. If someone abuses that identity, then we can all share it and block them at will. Then they can lose their identity.

And identity is the real precious commodity, not .25 cents per worthless email or .25 cents for the valuable email I don’t get.