Postal Office To Offer E-Postage For Email

from the sounds-useless dept

The US Postal Service has been, for many years, trying to figure out how they can make some money out of this whole “email” thing – once they realize that people are sending emails instead of letters. Now, they’re getting ready to launch electronic postmarks that will certify the authenticity of the email, as well as the time of delivery. They’re hoping that people will pay some money for such things. Of course, others have offered similar system previously which have failed miserably – but the people behind this offering say that the USPS stamp of approval will make people trust this one. I, for the life of me, can’t see many reasons why anyone would pay for this. Also, it only works with Microsoft Outlook, so what does that mean for those of us who use other email clients? Can we not receive these “certified” emails? The whole thing seems a little pointless.

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