|Received:||3/20/2004 8:52:29 PM|
|Agency:||Federal Trade Commission|
Question A :The primary purpose of an email message should be considered commercial if the email has been sent to more than one email address and/or commercial advertisement or promotion in an email is more than incidental to the email. Question D: a fifth “aggravated violation" would be that of receiving any additional email from an email address after the set time period of an "opt out" request. "Opt out" will mean just that, as opting out from that email address.....for ever, and for any reason. Question E.2. Yes, if that person that sends the email is hired or employed or receives any compensation from the company or individual that has been "opted out" of, then the hiring company or individual will be responsible. If it is just a friend, with no ties to the company or individual, then no. Spam is a plague upon society and MUST be dealt with in the most severe and timely manner possible. I, and most Americans with a valid email address, receive at least 25 spam emails EACH day. I DO NOT need certain members of my body enlarged, prescription drugs, sexually stimulating materials, a date, sexually stimulating drugs, get rich schemes, banned cd's and the list goes on and on. The American public needs and deserves more protection than it is now getting from a government that is in place to keep just this kind of foolishness from taking place. I should feel at ease to read my email with my seven year old granddaughter sitting beside me, not locked in a dark room by myself in fear of what innocent ears and eyes WILL, not MIGHT see if she is there beside me.