RFC: End spam and get paid for your attention!


for a spam-free email protocol 

backed by microtransactions.

Attention is the most important currency.

What if you could be paid for your attention?

Also, what if spam, a big attention waster, could be eliminated completely?

Sounds too good?

Read on!

When you send someone an email, you can optionally attach a "reading fee" to it.

If the recipient chooses to, they can claim that money, via a smart contract.

Also, if the recipient chooses to, they can "blacklist" the sender.

Messages from blacklisted senders are automatically blocked ( or shown, if you set your inbox fee threshold to zero).

If you send a friend an email, they can "whitelist" you.

Messages from whitelisted senders are automatically allowed, and shown with a special tag.

Messages are sent over a P2P network.

All messages are encrypted end-to-end.

There are no centralized email servers.

Now, anyone can make money by opening "spam" messages.

Please share your thoughts on this idea. I’m hoping to build a new, new, new Internet, closer to its roots in hacker culture and ideals of free speech and free software.

Proposal for a spam-free email protocol backed by microtransactions. © 2023 by  Ashwin Dixit is licensed underAttribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International 

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