|Received:||4/17/2004 11:38:45 PM|
|State:||Not in the US|
|Agency:||Federal Trade Commission|
Re: CAN-SPAM Act Rulemaking, Project No. R411008 To the Commissioners, Spam is a real problem for most people, especially those malicious emails which contain viruses. Although I do not think that internet spam is any worse than those confounded telemarketers that call during a busy period in the evening. They are as bad as each other. There are some good free programs available that delete spam before it reaches the mailbox, and I guess that a lot of internet users are not aware of the availability of these programs. As far as both small and large on-line businesses are concerned, I feel that the proposed use of suppression lists will have the opposite effect to what is intended, as the cost and time to implement such a scheme far outweighs the spam problem. I urge you to reconsider the implementation of this suppression list proposal, because of the serious damage it may cause to the legitimate businesses and newsletter providers, also those that run affiliate schemes. Not to mention the potential harm it may cause to clients of these businesses. With respect, Allan D. Williams Queensland, Australia.