Shamelessly stolen from: http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=98024&cid=8373855
Your post advocates a
Specifically, your plan fails to account for
Laws expressly prohibiting it
Lack of centrally controlling authority for email
Open relays in foreign countries
Ease of searching tiny alphanumeric address space of all email addresses
Unpopularity of weird new taxes
Public reluctance to accept weird new forms of money
Huge existing software investment in SMTP
Susceptibility of protocols other than SMTP to attack
Willingness of users to install OS patches received by email
Armies of worm riddled broadband-connected Windows boxes
Eternal arms race involved in all filtering approaches
Extreme profitability of spam
Joe jobs and/or identity theft
Technically illiterate politicians
Extreme stupidity on the part of people who do business with spammers
Dishonesty on the part of spammers themselves
Bandwidth costs that are unaffected by client filtering
and the following philosophical objections may also apply:
Ideas similar to yours are easy to come up with, yet none have ever been shown practical
Any scheme based on opt-out is unacceptable
SMTP headers should not be the subject of legislation
We should be able to talk about Viagra without being censored
Countermeasures should not involve wire fraud or credit card fraud
Countermeasures should not involve sabotage of public networks
Countermeasures must work if phased in gradually
Sending email should be free
Why should we have to trust you and your servers?
Incompatiblity with open source or open source licenses
Feel-good measures do nothing to solve the problem
Temporary/one-time email addresses are cumbersome
I don't want the government reading my email
Killing them that way is not slow and painful enough
Furthermore, this is what I think about you:
Sorry dude, but I don't think it would work.
This is a stupid idea, and you're a stupid person for suggesting it.
Nice try, assh0le! I'm going to find out where you live and burn your house down!
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