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July 19, 2010, 01:56:53 AM
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Hello all,

Lachesis and I have been working together on an exciting new free bitcoin service that we are releasing today: BitMail!  The premise is simple: send bitcoins through email.

We think that BitMail will make it even easier to send bitcoins—all you need to know about your recipient is their email address, and you can send people bitcoins even if they don't use Bitcoin yet!

Most importantly, we hope that BitMail can play a huge role in helping drive adoption of Bitcoin.  For example, you can now send bitcoin donations to anybody who has an email address, such as your favorite blogger.  Once you send that person bitcoins through our service, BitMail walks them through the process of downloading the bitcoin client and claiming their bitcoins.  Hey, nothing provides a better incentive for trying Bitcoin then the promise of free money!

Please try it out, and let us know what you think.  Even if you just send 5 bitcoins to several of your friends' email addresses, this can have a viral effect on Bitcoin adoption.

http://www.BitcoinMail.com 

We look forward to hearing your comments/questions/suggestions!

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July 19, 2010, 02:09:47 AM
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This is a great idea! This will really spread the word I think.

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July 19, 2010, 02:23:15 AM
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Sounds good. Smiley

Here's some advice on keeping your emails out of Gmail users' spam folders.

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July 19, 2010, 02:28:28 AM
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Thanks!  We're actually using google's own smtp servers right now, so hopefully that should help us get through some spam filters. We'll keep an eye on this though.  Google limits outgoing mail to 500 per account, but we can make up to 50 accounts on our Apps account so we should be good for a while. Wink.


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Is there an estimate of the BTC amount value in dollars included? That could be gathered from the Bitcoin Market or with bcspec when it becomes more common.

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Is there an estimate of the BTC amount value in dollars included? That could be gathered from the Bitcoin Market or with bcspec when it becomes more common.

That's a great idea.  There isn't one currently.  I'll talk to Lachesis, we could include it in the email to the recipient since we can just grab the exchange rate from bitcoin market.  We might actually make it an option that the sender can choose, so that it won't discourage the recipient when the bitcoins are only worth $0.50 Wink .

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