You might be looking for a little more detail. Less about “How do I get started on BitBounce?” and something closer to, “BitBounce? What?” In this case, feel free to go through our Credo whitepaper here, but if you’re running short on time, we’ll explain the basics below.
Think back on your entire email experience, and whether or not you have ever had any of the following problems:
- A foreign prince may have conned you or your relatives into sending money abroad
- A series of tone deaf companies got a hold of your email address and started spamming you with every deal under the sun, in industries you didn’t even know still existed
- Freelancers and other hopeful potential business partners found your email on your company’s website, and won’t stop cold emailing you with offers and advice, all using the same generic template
- You or your less technologically-literate relatives infected your home network by downloading malware masked as links or viruses in emails
- You opened your email for the first time after a week-long vacation and almost fainted at the number of bogus emails waiting for you to junk them
If none of the above has ever happened to you, congratulations! You are one of the lucky few on the Internet who has no need for BitBounce. Feel free to continue scrolling through Twitter.
On the other hand, if you are part of the 99.99% of Internet users that have experienced these problems, keep reading. You have already started on BitBounce, simply because you already understand why we’re here in the first place.
Email Is Broken
The email address is the digital equivalent of the mailbox. Every morning you check it to see what new letters the mailman left for you. And for the first few years of the Internet, this is how it worked. We all loved the mailman, because his letters were always postcards from grandma, updates from the boss, or the latest message from your distant pen-pal.
Unfortunately, something happened along the way that ruined email. The mailman stopped being the friendly, well-kept middle-aged man with his own wife and kids who dropped our letters by everyday. Long story short, email went downhill.
Whatever happened, the mailman lost our trust. Our mailbox started getting stuffed with unwanted marketing material and letters from strangers asking us for our credit card details.
It’s not that we didn’t try. For years we complained to the post office, and they kept saying, “Sure, we understand your concerns.” They tried filtering out the bad mail, but the bad mail kept coming.
BitBounce: The Bouncer Your Mailbox Deserves
Our goal is simple: to help you reclaim your email. All the major email providers tried to fix the problem with junk and spam filters, but savvy email marketers and not-so-savvy solicitors still get past these filters every day. We approach the problem in a way that the providers won’t or can’t fix it: by putting a bouncer in front of your mailbox.
BitBounce is your mailbox’s bouncer. Like any bouncer, BitBounce has a list of VIPs that can send you emails any time they want. Anyone who isn’t on the list gets turned away. Of course, you don’t want every single email from an unknown address blocked out. So your bouncer has a price: for a few Credo, your bouncer will let anyone into your email. Whether that’s ten cents worth of Credo or five bucks is up to you. The point is, no stranger gets in for free.