|Received:||3/22/2004 11:47:13 AM|
|Agency:||Federal Trade Commission|
A. When advertising email is unsolicited, contains special characters or images with the purpose of bypassing spam filters, it must be considered commercial. B-3. When advertising overwhelms the necessary information, I believe it becomes spam. B-4. Due to B-3 above, I don't believe these 2 categories are enough. D-1. I don't understand most of the terms in D-1, however, I hope that you will include the following as aggravated violations: Special characters, mispelling or images used with the purpose of bypassing spam filters. Webcrawling. Sending email without a valid reply address. Validating and retaining email addresses via the "opt-out" response. E-4. If the info in the from line is misleading, it should be considered in violation. The email address should not have to be the name, however - as at this time, there are no requirements to match domain and email addresses. The from line should contain a valid email address for the purpose of reply, and should not pretend to be something it is not. F1. Yes, PLEASE. Implement a do-not email registry.