|Received:||4/17/2004 2:10:45 PM|
|Organization:||Private Internet Businessman|
|Agency:||Federal Trade Commission|
"Re: CAN-SPAM Act Rulemaking, Project No R411008" When emails are sent to a person that person has opted-in to a mailing list asking for information, and I do not see why the email sent should be blocked. The only emails that I block are SEX emails. All email accounts have enough room in their mailbox to accept hundreds of emails, if you are not interested just opt-out or delete as I do. There are many poor people in this country and all over the world that are trying to suppliment their income by having Internet businesses, and they should not be prevented from doing that so that they remain poor. What should be done is to make sure that the Anti-Virus devices are made strong enough to detect viruses before they crash your computer, also something should be done about all the homeless people in this country and not trying to regulate what people can send onto the Internet or in an email unless it is dirty Sex. I have served this country well in the Armed Forces and it hurts me to see all of the homeless, and to see and hear how you are trying to regulate what honest people can do with their computers. What you can do is publish an article or a television ad telling everyone not to open attachments in their emails unless they know the sender. That is how viruses get on the computers. I am almost 70 years old and although I served in the Armed Forces and worked all my life untill I was 62 years old, my Social Security check is too small for me to live comfortably on, those are the kinds of things you should be trying to improve with all the money you are getting paid. I hope that I have not hurt any feelings but this is how I feel about what you are trying to do to the Internet industry. Please reconsider all the harm these uncalled for laws will do to people who do not have much. Thanks for reading.