I have an idea for a way to save the postal service and provide real value in the the process. The Post Office should set up a regulated and secure email and ecommerce system. It would provide secure message transfer under postal regulation and protection, and the ecommerce system would be an electronic money order with that protection and security. Epostage would help deter spam, as would postal anti~fraud law. A penny or two an email and money order fees would give the Postal Service the funds they need and preserve federal mail service. This could also be a useful part of the official citizen web identity stuff currently being proposed.

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