|Received:||3/29/2004 11:09:08 AM|
|Agency:||Federal Trade Commission|
The CanSpam act is a complete failure. My UCE has quadrupled since it passed. There is no reason or enforcable penalty attached to impel anyone to stop sending, If we ever dare to click on the remove-me link, all we get is a doubling of spam messages. Why should the burden of attempting to get OFF these lists be on me? Lists that I never knowingly signed up for in the 1st place? The ONLY method that will work is an OPT-IN method, which I suspect no one will ever do as NOBODY wants these messages. If the messages are from a hijacked computer, the fines should be against the seller of whatever is in the message. As an alternative, why not a nominal fee for every e-mail sent? Billed thru the senders ISP. Even 1 cent per message would stop most of the junk e-mail. I would gladly pay this reasonable fee for the few mesages I send. The only problem would be determining if a person's computer had been hijacked, and was sending spam without the owner's knowledge.