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  1. Boxbe:
    https://www.cnet.com/news/boxbe-file-it-under-too-good-to-be-true-we-think/

    It’s basically an email forwarding service that tries to get you to allow delivery of spam if the spammer pays you by the each, and of course they’ll skim their cut off the top. Essentially trying to monetize an idea that’s been floated on tech forums since the beginning of email.

    I’d guess how it’ll actually end up making money is by selling their userlists (that would be your email address) to spammers, to encourage more spam so they can collect more cuts.

    They already have partnerships with AOL, Yahoo, GMail, and a few other providers, tho far as I’ve seen this doesn’t directly impact users.

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