|Received:||4/15/2004 10:17:12 PM|
|State:||Not in the US|
|Agency:||Federal Trade Commission|
Re: CAN-SPAM Act Rulemaking, Project No. R411008 To the Commissioners, With due respect I raise my concern about the requirement of the use of suppression lists. Communicating those lists to people who do not have those emails allows them to enhance their email databases with HOT POTENTIAL CLIENTS. Those are active emails that imply a reply from somebody who has READ the email. I feel pity for the victims, those who reply "NO" in the hope that they will not get more email from some dominion name. Any spammer knows that they can sell for other dominion names and use the suppression lists to enrich themselves. Doesn't it seem that communicating those lists to people involved in the massive email sending associated to a main dominion name will mean to also pass that information to some spammers, maybe thousands of them? If you innocently reply "NO" to a well intended dominion name, this law enforcement will be obligate the persons in charge of those dominion names to communicate your email along with all others who replied "NO" to spammers or people who can feed the spammers' databases. I was quite surprised at the potential problems this ruling will necessarily involve, and urge you in the strongest possible terms to reconsider its implementation in light of these problems. As a Canadian I will be affected as any US citizen, that's why I am raising this writing to show the negative impact of the explained above. Respectfully, Jorge Fernandez Ontario. Canada.