|Received:||3/15/2004 12:00:00 AM|
|Agency:||Federal Trade Commission|
I appreciate the serious concern law makers have taken to cut down on Spam. I spend about half of my time going through emails I don't want. I use AOL tools to handle spam. One is to Report Spam and the other I use is block email address. Ideally, I would like to use Block Email Address feature to remove my address from Spam senders list. When spam mail is returned to sender with block message the sender would then remove my email address. A BLOCK should let sender know that they need to contact recepient to confirm that their advertising is wanted, email address removed from block list. Most cases the spammer will just drop email address from mass emailing. The problem with Opt-In Opt-Out is that it takes too much time. Most people I know just delete messages. I have heard of people who receive 100 emails in a day, mostly spam. I have used the Spammers Unsubscribe method with mixed results. Most take too much time. Can you image reading different directions in each email on how to unsubscribe to say 90 email messages in one day. Some spam unsuscribe links do not work. Blocking and reporting spam is the easiest for me, takes the least amount of time, and is how I handle Spam. Good luck decreasing the amount of Spam sent.