|Received:||4/16/2004 10:50:41 AM|
|Agency:||Federal Trade Commission|
C'mon, folks. Certainly you must see the illogic of a DO NOT SPAM list. You've got to find a way to do this the other way. A "spam me" list. Every time someone tries one of these things...the list gets hacked or the information is forced into the public domain in some way. You MUST protect people's privacy. Yes, it will harm legitimate marketing efforts. But, unfortunately, that's the cost of idiots with no conscience. You have to find a way to allow people to be contacted seeking their permission to approach them with marketing offers WITHOUT giving that info to the spammers. The DO NOT SPAM concept will not work unless you force all spam thru channels..and keep the personal info out of the hands of the spammers. You've got to pass laws and put a lot of people in jail. Only then will people back off this crap so legitimate marketing efforts can again get underway. You must make the price WAY TOO HIGH for idiot spammers to continue thinking that its worth the risk.