|Received:||8/17/2004 2:29:16 PM|
|Agency:||Federal Trade Commission|
|Rule:||Definitions, Implementation, and Reporting Requirements Under the CAN-SPAM Act (NPRM)|
Comments:'Opt-Out' is a REALLY BAD IDEA!! By mandating inclusion of an 'opt-out' mechanism, the bill would encourage the average computer user to utilize 'opt-out' links embedded in e-mail messages. Unfortunately, this is the very thing that spammers desire, since such a link, utilized by the spammers, merely serves to verify a valid e-mail address. It has become common wisdom to disregard such links; the bill would work against such 'safe computing' practices. Better that the bill have more teeth and less loopholes.