If you send any fair amount of emails or spend any amount of time looking through new cryptocurrency ICO’s then the chances are that at some point you’ll have probably come across a relatively new company named BitBounce…
Personally I came through it via email – both from receiving email sent by BitBounce & also from receiving emails off my readers asking me is BitBounce a scam because they too had received emails from BB asking them for money.
Yes that’s right – BitBounce is a service that has been supposedly been designed to put an end to email spam, and it does that by asking people for Bitcoin payments if they send you an email & haven’t been added to your whitelist. So it’s not really a scam, but it is a pretty freaking crazy idea…
And it’s pretty darn annoying too! But anyway, in this BitBounce review I’m going to be uncovering everything there is you need to know about the service & determining whether or not you can actually make any money from it, or find any real use for it (without making everybody who sends you emails wanting to kill you).
What Is BitBounce? | How Does BitBounce Work? | Is BitBounce a Scam? | A Better Alternative
What Is BitBounce?
As mentioned above BitBounce is a relatively new company that launched with the aim of protecting people from email spam, or at least that’s what they claim. So far it seems they’ve been more successful at annoying millions of people all over the world than they have at preventing spam.
The BitBounce spam filter is quite unique, in that rather than using technically advanced filtering to merely block out spam & move it to a different folder, they simply send automated emails to people who want to contact you asking them to pay you…
Now there’s a few fundamental flaws with this, but before I run through those with you take a look at the image below. This is what you’ll see if you send an email to somebody who’s using BitBounce & you’re not yet on their whitelist:
Okay, so the fundamental flaws…
Well firstly it’s FREAKING ANNOYING. I’ve fired off emails to a few of my contacts lately only to discover a few hours later that they didn’t actually receive them & that this bad boy was sitting in my inbox instead.
Naturally I clicked “I know you. Add me to your whitelist” and the email went through, but even more annoyingly when they replied & I responded again I GOT THE BITBOUNCE MESSAGE ONCE MORE. As you can probably tell it really wound me up, heh.
But honestly this has happened on multiple occasions – no matter how many times I click “Add me to your whitelist” it seems that nothing is happening, I keep getting the same old annoying message… So yes, flaw number 1 (and kinda 2) is that it’s annoying & that the whitelist button doesn’t seem to work.
The fact that’s it so annoying is actually what spurred me on to write this whole review today.
Anyway, other than that – the other flaw is ummm… the whole thing! Yes, the whole thing is massively flawed… I mean come on if I (or you) were trying to send a spam email to somebody we’d just click the “I know you” button right?
I mean which spammer is going to see that message and think “oh damn, they got me… I’ll have to pay them”????
None of them, ever…. Unless it’s one of those Nigerian Prince spammers who is sitting on 100 billion pounds & waiting for somebody to help him transfer it out the country… I mean he’d probably be able to afford a few BitBounce emails right? Heh.
How Does BitBounce Work?
Well to be honest it’s pretty simple, you just head to their website & enter your email. The service currently directly integrates with Exchange, Google, iCloud, Outlook & Yahoo so it’s pretty easy to setup.
Once it’s setup you then merely hope to be spammed. Yes, essentially with this service you WANT to be spammed, because unless you’re getting spammed then you’re not going to make any money.
So realistically this is the only spam email service which you would hope increases your spam, LOL.
Anyway if any of the spammers that are trying to contact you do decide to make a payment to you after receiving the BitBounce email then it will go directly into your CoinBase wallet in the form of Bitcoin.
But honestly the chances of you making any money from this are ridiculously low. In fact when I say ridiculously low what I basically mean is that there’s absolutely no way you’re going to make any money from this LOL.
I don’t even know why it’s a thing?
My guess is that it was probably just an excuse to create an ICO so that they could generate a whole bunch of cash by releasing some coins for a service which to be honest is pretty naff. ICO’s are the big thing at the moment and everybody is getting excited about them & willing to throw money at them in the hope that they’d be able to make millions by investing in a cryptocurrency startup…
I guess some people, somewhere in the world thought this was a good idea?
Is BitBounce a Scam? The Bottom Line
If I could sum this company up in one short sentence it would be “how is this even a thing?” because honestly, I have no idea how this company actually came about to the stage that it’s at now. Surely somebody at some point of the process must have thought to themselves hang on a minute, isn’t this just the worst idea ever?
And to be honest I kinda thought that maybe I was the one who was overlooking something here. I mean could the idea really be that bad? So I started looking for reviews elsewhere too just to double check & it turns out that I’m not alone in my thoughts.
Take a look at these reviews of BitBounce from their public Facebook page:
So yes it does seem that most other people think along the same lines as me too which is refreshing. The idea is so silly that it almost made me start thinking that I was the crazy one here for not believing in it…
However I suppose there are some good uses for BitBounce, such as:
- Annoying every single person that ever wants to email you
- Making you look absolutely desperate for cash
- Making it look like your email account has been took over by a virus or scam
Other than that, yeah I really don’t see the point of it. And to answer the question in the title in the title of this review, is BitBounce a scam? The answer to that is no (at least not in terms of their emails – though there does seem to be some questionable things going on with the ICO), but honestly it’s just a totally flawed concept & if you think it’ll turn your spam into cash, think again because chances are it won’t.
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How do you unsign from BitBounce?
Hi Tain, sadly when you say “unsign” I’m not too sure what you’re asking. Have you signed up to the service & now you wish to remove it from your email account, or are you receiving BitBounce emails & want them to stop? Regarding the latter of the 2 as far as I’m aware you can’t stop them (without blocking the BB address), but this would mean you wouldn’t be able to reach whoever you were trying to contact. If you’re trying to remove BitBounce from your email, I’d recommend getting in touch with the support via their website.
since this company interferes with people’s emails claiming to provide a service that was not asked for, then there is probably justifications for legal action against BB.
Technically the majority of BitBounce’s users have signed up in anticipation of making money without properly reading their terms, therefore from a legal point of view they’ve kind of covered their butts. If however BitBounce “hacked” into your email and made the changes without you signing up or agreeing to anything then yes, that would be a case for legal action.
Remove me from bitbounce ASAP. I’m a STROKE PATIENT and didn’t sign for it. Get it off my email now
Hi Kay – sorry to hear about your stroke. However I’m disappointed by the seemingly rude comment as if you actually read my post above you’ll see that I have no affiliation with BitBounce & therefore I can’t remove you. I suggest you contact them directly instead.
I have to laugh about your second Twitter link you posted. The guy was complaining about people signing up for his “list” and then bitbounce asking for cash and him losing customers (and wanting a business workaround). I thought it was funny because a mailing list is basically self inflicted spam (and often it’s only technically self inflicted since their often a mostly buried checkbox that signs you up for it). And then him wanting a workaround for “business” lol. Most spam email is *from* businesses. Trying to sell you stuff, etc.
It almost sounds like he is either having people sign up for his lists for the express purpose of bouncing the “pay me” emails at him or he has some clueless users who just installed bitbounce and then are just not savvy enough to realize its bouncing all the email they actually *want* to recieve.
Of course looking into this “service” had me digging through my spam folder and I was really quite impressed with how effective gmail’s spam filters are. It filters out dozens of emails per day, hundreds per week! Most of the “spam” I get in my inbox is stuff I’ve foolishly signed up for at some point or another. I can’t imagine having to actually sort through all that crap.
Haha yeah, you’re right – if they really wanted his emails so badly I guess they would have already whitelisted his address… Though I do agree with him partly because in my opinion BitBounce’s “block everything” approach isn’t exactly the best idea in the world.
And yeah, gmail is excellent at spam filtering. I do really wish I could see BitBounce’s statistics though to see how many people are actually paying money to have emails delivered – I personally can’t believe it would be very many.
this the first Bitbounce review i clicked when looking for one.frankly, i think it should be labeled a scam. an ingenious one at that.i must admit, the funniest one so far,lol.
Haha, thank you for the comment 🙂
Does anybody have an idea how to stop this annoying Bitbounce. I am now actually prevented from receiving important account documentation.
Unfortunately I’m not too sure on the process of actually removing it. I tried to do some research on it but it seems there isn’t much information available about it… I would recommend getting in touch with your email service provider directly & they should be able to assist you in removing BitBounce 🙂
Nigerians actually read your posts too, you know. you might want to be more careful when making demeaning statements about a group of people! it speaks poorly of your person.
It is not a demeaning statement about a group of people – the 419 scam is officially referred to as the Nigerian Prince scam. Just like there is another scam named the Spanish Prisoner scam… And one called the Detroit-Buffalo scam. I am merely referencing a particular scam, not demeaning anybody.
They implemented this the wrong way. Spammers aren’t going to get the bounce-backs demanding payment since most spam is sent from spoofed, or fake email addresses in the first place.
What they should have done is create a plugin for existing spam filtering software (e.g. spamassassin) that knocks a couple of points of the spam score when a coin is attached to the email. Then email continues to work the same way as it does now, but spammers can attach crypto to the email to increase the odds of it getting past the spam filter.
Yep they sure did! In my personal opinion they implemented the whole thing the wrong way… I mean who on earth is going to pay somebody to land an email in their inbox? Especially in this day & age when there are so many alternative means to contact somebody… And the unprofessional image having such a filter gives off is just insane.
Your idea is good, but there is no way existing spam filtering software companies would take payments to essentially let spam emails get past their filters because it takes away the whole integrity of their service & ultimately they could be liable for the damaging effects that could of the spam (or scam) mail. Basically the whole thing just needs to be canned.
I am actually stuck with bitbounce. I think it is the most silly idea to come out of learned person. They have basically disorganized my life. Big regret for the signup. Let us find away to get out.
I’m doing the last thing first (sending this email, the first thing should be to read the article) because I’m very upset with this BitBounce people.
Fortunately, I didn’t use my personal email account to sign up to BitBounce yet I still have some valid contacts on the email address I used. The problem is, I recently some mail daemon responses in my inbox as though I had sent mails to those do-not-reply email addresses and was confused.
Days later I checked my SENT folder and found emails been sent out (emails I never sent but having this USELESS BitBounce composed content – https://i.imgur.com/LcB4H5w.png
PLEASE STAY AWAY THIS GARBAGE SERVICE or it could ruin your business/personal relationships.
I hate it and still looking for how to disengage my relationship with them.
Now lemme go read the article.
Yeah John, BitBounce is SO frustrating. I haven’t used it personally (thank God), but even as a recipient of those mails (like the one you pictured) it is SO annoying. What’s worse is that fact that based on your comment it seems BitBounce have control over what they can send from your email address – so if that’s the case with everybody who is using their service then just imagine what kind of power they have if they decided to abuse it. They could essentially pretend to be you, and send emails as you – tricking your friends or family into schemes & profiting as a result. I’m not saying this IS their intention, but it is certainly possible & so that is one of the reasons I advise steering clear of BitBounce.
I was enthralled by your article about BitBounce. I received a recent bounceback request, strangely it arrived after the correspondent replied to my initial email. Their small fee was $100 in particular. Must have been one hell of a VIP!
While visiting a buddy, we were curious enough to try it on a his throw-away google email account. Turns out the permissions requested and granted by BitBounce include an all access pass to any and all Google related services including info, locations, YouTube playlists, associated accounts, and not to mention the reading and writing of your emails.
What a world, right? It’s like living in the wild without knowing it.
Anywho, thanks for your insight. Thought this might contribute to the onslaught of folk requesting you to fix it for them.
::INSTRUCTIONS TO REMOVE::
1) Log into your email service provider on a computer website.
2) Check any section relating to Third-Party Application Persmissions.
3) Remove BitBounce and the plethora of covert hitchhikers holding onto your skirt.
All the best,
Haha, you had me laughing at the “VIP” bit. I too have seen people trying to charge $50 or $100 to send email to them LOL… Little do they know that anybody can just click the link below the payment request that says “I know you, send the mail” – which makes the whole thing pretty pointless! Great comment, and thanks for sharing the instructions on how to remove BitBounce 🙂 I’m sure people will appreciate that a lot.
Why can’t I login to my bitbounce account?when I try,am sent invalid email or password, then I try sigin up but I get email already taken.
How do I solve this issue if I can’t login nor reset my password.
I’m not sure personally, I’d suggest you contact BitBounce’s support team (if they have one) as it sounds like an error at their end.
Its serious, I’ve been accused at work of setting up a bit bounce account. I have not and trying to clear my name, I thought it had come via Indeed when someone applied for a job. I sent an email from my home computer when absent last November and the bit bounce message came up from my work email and I clicked on the button that I know the person (me). Since then there has been a lot of people who contacted me sent an email asking for money. Can a person be told they have an account when they have not signed up for it?
I’m not quite sure Deborah – I can’t imagine it could get added to your email account without you doing anything as I’d like to think email providers had better security practices than that. The very minimum I guess BitBounce would require to set it up on your address would be your email username/password. It’s possible though that if somebody knew your email/password they could have done it, but I don’t really see why anybody would… Maybe you were tricked into giving your credentials to them by mistake? Through a phishing site for example?
You are not right for that Nigerian Prince comment – deal with the matter at hand and leave it at that. I am very proudly Nigerian and I have never duped anyone of money. Also, I do not go around saying American serial killers, British Welfare Bunnies or things that slag off an entire people.
Came here to get tips on removing Bitbounce and instead, got affronted by your careless comment. It is quite offensive.
As I replied replied to the other commenter who raised the same issue, it is not a demeaning statement about a group of people – the 419 scam is officially referred to as the Nigerian Prince scam. Just like there is another scam named the Spanish Prisoner scam… And one called the Detroit-Buffalo scam. I am merely referencing a particular scam, not demeaning anybody.
re bit bounce message on work email address to people who don’t know me…
I emailed bit bounce and shared my email addresses with them and they say that none of them have an account, I have asked them why was this bit bounce message “asking for money or click on to say you know the person” attached to my work email? They have not come back to me as yet.
Since then I realised IT at work used my personal outlook Microsoft email address as a recovery email for my g-mail work google account and I had received an email saying as my accounts are now linked, bit bounce has been granted access to my work email.
Ahh I see, so you’d installed BitBounce on your personal email & then when IT connected your personal to work it transferred over. Interesting!
The thing is I never installed it at all. Also bit bounce state I don’t have an account with any of my email addresses. I have talk talk as a network provider and an IT guru I know suggested when talk talks customer info was hacked a couple of years ago may have allowed hackers to attach the bit bounce message? It’s all a bit over my head.
Ah well, it looks like it will remain a mystery!
The Nigerian guys should embrace the rights and wrongs of their countrymen. If it was a positive example am sure they wouldn’t be chastising you for using it
You are exactly right Doug, you really hit the nail on the head there 🙂
Hi DALE, am really happy meet such person like you here and i know you’ll help me out of my problem. I can’t login or sign into my bitbounce account since 3 months. Anytime i ask for reseting it, they send me mail in wich i couldn’t find any link wich i may use to reset my password.
Hey Kolawole, you’ll need to get in touch with BitBounce support to resolve that issue.
bitbounce is a problem/scam/pain in the… you get the idea.
I cant turn it off.
I do not recommend it for nobody.
Thanks for the comment Yuri 🙂