|Received:||4/3/2004 9:15:02 AM|
|Organization:||Hope Presbyterian Church|
|Agency:||Federal Trade Commission|
A National Do Not Emal Registry similar to the "Do Not Call Registry" would be beneficial, but it would not affect spam originating outside the U.S. Companies based in the U.S. that employ these services should be held accountable as if they were sending spam from within the U.S. There should be more stringent restrictions on e-mail providers that make it more difficult to "fake" an e-mail signature. E-mail service providers need to assume more responsibility for applying filters to reduce the amount of spam, especially that which originates from outside the U.S. This could effectively reduce the quantity of spam and focus enforcement efforts on illegal spam originating from within the U.S.