|Received:||3/17/2004 1:05:39 PM|
|Agency:||Federal Trade Commission|
The Can Spam Act does a good job of determining lawful commercial email with unlawful commercial email. However what is not being looked at is the enormous amount of hacking and unlawful practices on the part of Anti-Spam proponents. Many Anti-Spam proponents treat all commercial email the same, both lawful and unlawful. This is not fair to them many who do follow the laws, regulations, and wishes of consumers. The Anti-Spam proponents treat all email as unlawful and go so far as to treaten the senders, try to destroy their commercial websites, and get their websites terminated by internet service providers. These practices are unlawful themselves and harmful to commerce in general. The FTC should look at these practices as far worse than commercial email that complies to the Can Spam Act. Hopefully something can be done to protect or help senders the lawful commercial email.