|Received:||5/25/2005 3:46:21 PM|
|Agency:||Federal Trade Commission|
|Rule:||Definitions, Implementation, and Reporting Requirements Under the CAN-SPAM Act|
Comments:Commercial email should be required by law to be verified opt-in, the advertisers, and any hired company that sends to advertisement should have on file a copy of the confirmation for each email address. Opt-out does not work. I do not have the time that it would take to opt-out of each spam that I do not ask for in the first place, and 90% of email users do not have the time either. This is not a matter of free speech because it greatly hinders people’s ability to carry on business and day to day communications. Spam also cost a lot of money to ISP's to filter what they can out and also to process all the excess emails. Spammers are robbers—they are blasting advertisements to everyone at next to know cost to them—but great cost to the people being advertised to. They violate email users rights. The government must do something to stop it—that means coming up with effective laws and ENFORCING those laws.