[e2e] We do need anti-spam mechanism for e2e
Jon.Crowcroft at cl.cam.ac.uk
Wed Jan 7 02:02:26 PST 2004
um, no - it doesnt cost you 22.57$
what happens with a payment scheme is that we all put some real money in
escrow and we get some e-cash
we use the e-cash to pay for sending to e2e, BUT remember who gets the
e-cash? the members of the list do. so all members who participate get
tokens (ecash) but unsolicted mail from outside gets a REAL bill. as we
accrue real money, we can use it to put in escrow instead of our own
money. after a while we start to profit from the spam, and we stop
complaining all the time.
end of problem.
In missive <22.214.171.124.2.20040106165930.0453fc40 at mira-sjc5-b.cisco.com >, Fred Baker
>>At 10:04 AM 12/28/2003, Joe Touch wrote:
>>>There are currently 2257 email addresses subscribed
>>So, sending an email to this list (such as this email) in a world where
>>each email costs $0.01 costs me $22.57. Sounds like a pretty good way to
>>force anyone who isn't actually doing to send email to the list under
>>normal circumstances to not send under any.
>>Is a micropayment a good thing for a discussion forum?
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