|Received:||3/31/2004 11:32:01 AM|
|Agency:||Federal Trade Commission|
Topic: subject-line labeling: The choices for labeling the subject line should be limited to a small, pre-defined set so that a recipient who does not want to be flooded with commercial email can use a computer program to screen it out. Requiring the first 3 letters of the subjet line to be capital "ADV" makes sense to me. Topic: National Do-Not-Email Registry: The effectiveness and simplicity of the do-not-call registry makes one wonder why consumers can't enjoy the same freedom from unwanted email. Some people say that spammers will ignore a do-not-email registry, but spammers who ignore one part of a law will ignore other parts too and should be arrested. That's not a valid argument against protecting consumers from intrusive and often offensive email (e.g., email that implies that your private body parts aren't big enough).