Why people cheer up immediately to ALL that Jack is tweeting? reacher.me is just another "paypal" for your emails. Could be even a data gathering system, that READ ALL your emails. Jack didn't "innovate" something here, just put another intermediary on top of your intermediary of your emails. LOL

Also this system is flawed. It works ONLY first time with a spammer. Once you reply with your real email, the spammer can see your server, header, real email, IP from where was sent.

This reacher.me works only if you have a dumb gmail account, but not for your real business email.

I have my own email server, email domain, self hosted, self managed. NO ONE is intercepting my own emails. Then I create 2 simple lists: whitelist and blacklist.

If a sender is not in the whitelist (usually known friends, clients, business stuff), my server will reply with a standard "#5.7.1 smtp; 550 5.7.1 Message rejected as spam by Content Filtering" a NDR message indicating that in order to send a spam to that email address, have to pay x amount of sats to LN address, LNURL or LN invoice (and followed by indication how to pay).

Done, no more spam. Who pays, will be added into whitelist.

What would be REALLY interesting to see is a SMTP email system that have integrated LN Address. Each email/message will be paid message. NO MORE SPAM then.

Seems like people are confusing all the hackathon projects that we're building. These apps (Reacher, PlebPay, dono.at, etc.) are not official Strike apps. We have an ongoing internal hackathon going on. Purpose is to build things with the Strike API to find bugs, improve documentation, request features, and put ideas out into the world before we open up the API to everyone. The projects are open source so that people can take the idea and modify it however they want.

Nobody is against building new stuff. Keep building, we are just critics.

Reacher wouldn't work anyways.

Because people will hate getting the reply message with the invoice, they will mark it as spam. Then after enough of this happens google and the blacklist services will treat messages from reacher.com as being spam -- right to the spam folder.

As you mention,... for this to work it would require a change to the SMTP protocol to be effective. That could be done. No idea if it ever will. Reacher is not the solution though.

Exactly that. I notice also that google start blacklisting a lot of IPs/domains. I had to make some mumbo jumbo with their anti-spam filter to whitelist my IP. (DKIM, SPF, signatures from their google serves etc)

Is fucking crazy, they really push people into using the fucking gmail.

So this is super cool but it seems to require Strike to use. Strike has alot of KYC data, more than an email address even asks for. So it's alot of info Strike may end up with between your personal or professional emails and your financial data. Still it's a cool perk of using Strike. People are building this elsewhere though. Check out 8bit on the Changing the Tide podcast: https://twitter.com/changingtidepod/status/1493105224759721984?t=-R6ea1v4B1gy33w5nGGVKA&s=19

8 sats \ 2 replies \ @jeff 3 May

This was attempted using the base-chain and a centralized forwarding service a long time ago. The company had the number 21 in the name. Tip-of-my-tongue.

Edit: This is also a centralized forwarding service. D'Oh!

You’re thinking of 21.co which was rebranded to earn.com https://stacker.news/items/22625

Yes and this is just custom Strike replacement for lightning address.

It does not solve spam problem. Emails leak by design and could be collected and used by third parties.

Interesting indeed! Wen strike Europe?

Seems simple enough to replicate on your own ln and mail server, bit for more mortals this is a great resource for publically published emails

Yes, I did that with my own email server. Works perfect. But not with reacher.me shit. My own 550 SMTP rejected message

5 sats \ 0 replies \ @Ge 3 May

That is pretty cool crazy how all this was just in some talks online then bam pretty cool though no more spam and could push business to adoption if they want to be able to cross this bridge they gotta pay the toll

Super cool! I hope Strike adds the ability to login via LNURL.

Here's the thread reader link for anyone wanting an article format: https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1521253419318710272.html

There's some good info in this post.

Email spam prevention with lightning https://stacker.news/items/22625

0 sats \ 0 replies \ @relc 3 May

spamfilter of the future. minimum 100 sats per inbound. spammers need big bags soon.