A pretty interesting article at Slate.com takes a look at how spam may be killing email as we know it. With the increase of spam, the argument is made that more users will switch from blacklisting spammers to ‘whitelisting’ specific, trusted addresses, making email more like instant messaging: if you’re not on someone’s ‘buddy list,’ you have to prove you’re an actual person (e.g. identify a word in an image) to send a message.” May be?