[e2e] We do need anti-spam mechanism for e2e

Jon Crowcroft 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 < 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? 



More information about the end2end-interest mailing list