|Received:||3/21/2004 1:16:57 PM|
|Agency:||Federal Trade Commission|
On an average day, I receive over 90 unwanted emails. Many of these don't provide a working opt-out link, or one on their site. Also, if I reply to the email, it bounces back to me. I'd love to get on an anti-spam list, one that would block messages from senders I could select. Such as those with odd messages in the subject line, meant to lure me into opening the email just to see what's there. I don't like that, or weird spellings of words to bypass a spam blocker. As for the effectiveness and enforcement of the CAN-SPAM Act, I'd say good luck. They use false email addresses, and I'd bet they have a way of hiding the web addresses, too. But when you do get hold of one of those guys, make the penalty hurt. Of 90 emails, I'm only interested in maybe nine. Maybe. Sometimes I only open four or five a day, these being ones I signed up for. The aggravating ones: porn, sex (enhancers, Viagra), cigarettes, prescription drugs, and money-making schemes. Anyway, do what you can. And thanks for the opportunity to let off a little steam.