Using cryptocurrency to fight spam is a terrible idea


Email spam have been increasingly becoming a menace, as more and more data breaches happen and end up leaking people’s email IDs. The trend has inspired many companies to build up solutions to fight the problem — one such popular solution has been to bounce emails that do not come from known email IDs. The way these services usually work is that the user whitelists the contacts they want to receive emails from. Other senders, who are not on the whitelist, receive an automated email, which allows them to choose from two options, ‘get whitelisted’ or ‘pay’. Most of these services…

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