|Received:||3/20/2004 10:47:00 PM|
|Agency:||Federal Trade Commission|
You always end up at a dead end now because computers are highjack so you can't tell who is spaming anymore. I suggest that if business wants affiliates to advertise for them their name should be in the header, and or subject. And the affiliates ID be very clear in the email to find by anyone. Including someone new to computers. No more hiding behind log html tags. Everything clear for the reader to see along with the opt out link WHICH THE AFILLIATE HAS NO CONTROL OVER... THE MAIN BUSSINESS ONLY HAS CONTROL. Any changing of the email links, ID, html, etc...they don't get paid. I also suggest this so that people can report abuse to the business that is being used as spam by the affiliate. I had asked before in a group to why a affiliate couldn't have a ID that they could not mask or use Encryption on or else they don't get paid... I was told.. "Good Question and idea" Perhaps a law? If a affiliate can hide they still get paid, what if that was changed to where they can no longer hide or they don't get paid? Any way to set this up? Subject line labeling could be a business name and the affiliates ID. This ID is the ID that business uses to identify their affiliates. I also believe that because it is so easy to become a affiliate that maybe something needs to be done along this line too. (I don't know what though) D. Identifying additional “aggravated violations” They are harvesting from newsgroups, and mailing list now real bad. The spam has gotten worse in my email box. Only because the lack of being able to track the afilliates. Please consider the ID. Plus laws for business to comply to if they want to use afilliates.