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The only problem is that if email was replaced by Streams every form of sender-initiated contact would be gone from the internet.

Would that be a bad thing though? What's the use case for needing it? Any sender initiated contact assumes that the receiver is in acceptance of your need to contact them. This is the failing property of email that allows for and implies that SPAM will always exist. I buy something from Amazon. I'm initiating the contact, so I provide the means for replying / providing an invoice etc. (currently an email address etc.)

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