|Received:||4/18/2004 5:45:50 PM|
|Agency:||Federal Trade Commission|
I think its great that you're attempting to limit junk email. I get tons of it myself. The ones I object to most are the illegitimate ones that would break the law no matter what it is. For example, the porn, money laundering, and virus-filled emails that change the "from" email address each time so you can't screen them out. Others don't have unsubscribe. I don't know how, but these are the ones I want stopped. I have had good experience with all legitimate companies removing me from mailing lists when requested. A HUGE CONCERN - I have a small business myself, and offer a number of different e-newsletters as a service to my clients. I very much respect permission-based emailing only, and only put someone on a mailing list if they request it, or if they become a client. They can even edit their e-newsletter preferences instantly through a link in all of our e-newsletters. My company has been placed somehow on a list of spam violators for some reason. The only thing I can think of is that someone forgot they registered for one of our newsletters, and rather than simply unsubscribing, complained. This is unfair, and is causing problems for my other clients who are waiting to receive their e-newsletter but their service provider is screening out our mail!! Please work to resolve this problem!