|Received:||3/18/2004 7:40:03 PM|
|Organization:||Special Needs, Inc.|
|Agency:||Federal Trade Commission|
1. Obviously an email message is commercial if it tries to sell you something you didn't specifically ask for. I don't need 87 messages a week for v1agra or any other variation written specifically in a manner to avoid spam checking rules. C1. This is the electronic age. A discontinue message should be acted on immediately. The opt out clause is a joke anyway since all it does now is to verify the recipient account is valid. I've yet to actually have a spammer act on a discontinue request. D1. Add to aggravated list: Use of intentional misspelling to bypass block rules, use of garbage words to trick blocking software, any other method used that purposely tries to bypass blocking software. E. The 'sender' is whoever benefits from the message, and should also discourage dupes from helping the scam. I say fine them all. General: We need a simple way to forward spam to a regulatory agency for enforcement. This should also include enforcement of penalties against people intentionally sending e-mail containing viruses.