|Received:||3/22/2004 2:46:38 AM|
|Agency:||Federal Trade Commission|
On the average I receive 50 e-mails daily and more than half are "spam" or "junk" e-mails for products I do not want nor did I request information about. I think only e-mails from business should be sent when requested by the consumer. I should not have to "opt-out" on receiving junk/spam mail, I should only receive messages from companies that I have established a "working" relationship with or have requested information. Any message from a company should state clearly in the "Subject" line with the nature of the e-mail is about, i.e., billing statement, additional products for sale, etc. Currently I receive the same spam messages with numerous different "senders" listed in the addressee section. If I try to "reply" to the sender, I receive an error message saying the e-mail address is invalid. I think the new law should require that the "sender's e-mail address" be a legitimate one that will allow the "recipient" the capablility of "replying" to the "senders e-mail address". If nothing else it will help keep the bogus e-mail addresses from being used and only those companies that are legitimate would want recipients to have the capability of contacting them directly. At least there has been some positive impact on the number of telephone solicitors since the "Opt-out" campaign took place I only hope this Spam Act accomplishes the same.