|Received:||3/20/2004 3:16:01 PM|
|Agency:||Federal Trade Commission|
D-1 Opt-out requests not acted on should be made "aggravated violations". This would include responses from servers that mail box is "full" or "closed" or to phoney mail boxes. Servers should be held responsible for setting up such senders - including foreign originators. E.2,4 Interim servers must provide a method of stopping offending messages after notification and an easier method of identifying the chain of messages must be set up. Such servers should be required to post significant financial bonds to operate. The original "TO" recipient of such messages should not be held to these requirements as they have probably been duped. E.4 From line ID should include complete postal name and or understandable registered trade name with the address easily determined without attempting to go through the ARIN, RIPE, etc confusing mess. Such commercial senders should post financial bonds. Identification of these names should be in the language of the recipient. 1. Strongly advocate a "National Do Not Spam Register" - (should be "International") It has worked well with telephone calls 2. Reward for notification not necessary if identification is easier than the ARIN, RIPE, etc. set up now in effect. Otherwise a reward would be in order for the time it takes with each message. 3. Effectiveness and Enforcenent must be costly to work. The Microsoft one cent a message postage sounds pretty good as it comes down on the big senders which are mostly commercial. Exemptions might be made for charities but NOT for political messages. If it means we all must pay it would be acceptable but would curtail some frivolous communication.