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Re: Conservation Laws, Money, Engines, and Ontology (fwd)

Donald Eastlake writes:
>  I don't think any one step will solve all our spam problems
>  but I wouldn't mind spending, say, 5 cents for each real piece
>  of mail I sent outside my company and if end machines charged
>  5 cents per piece of ouside mail received, I think spamming
>  would be crippled.  (Note that with bad guy lists, you could
>  collect the money and then just throw away the mail.)

So would you be willing to pay $50.00 for this message you sent to  
cypherpunks?  If there are a thousand recipients and each one charges $0.05  
for the priveledge of you sending it e-mail....  It seems like such a scheme  
would not only cripple spam, but public discussion lists like this one.