|Received:||3/29/2004 2:03:31 PM|
|Agency:||Federal Trade Commission|
I feel that there should be a do-not-spam list. There is so much junk email that is sent out everyday that is just flooding in-boxes. It has gotten to the point that it takes a lot of time out of ones day to sort through their email deciding what is and what isn't spam mail. I find it hard to believe that there are many Americans out there that actually enjoy getting inundated with junk email everyday and read it. I understand that spamming is a marketing technique for companies but individuals as well as businesses should be allowed to opt-out by registering to be on the do-not-spam act. If someone really wanted a new product or service, it seems as though they would go looking for it and not sit around hoping to receive an email about it. Also, individuals who do not agree that their email at work should be blocked from spam have the option to create a personal email account for free with such services as Hotmail and Yahoo. They can then receive junk email at this email location. I also have the concern that spammers or people that can get access to spammers list will send out viruses via email. It would be hard to detect which emails are simply spams and which ones contain viruses. It is very important that the all of the emails names that are listed on the do-not-spam list are highly secured. If they are not, then having the list would be simply useless. In today’s day and age, there are many highly skilled hackers that could access such lists. There is the potential that more harm could be caused by having a poorly secured list then to have any list at all.