|Received:||5/31/2005 8:21:55 AM|
|Agency:||Federal Trade Commission|
|Rule:||Definitions, Implementation, and Reporting Requirements Under the CAN-SPAM Act|
Comments:Requiring Opting out reaction time from 10 day to 3 day is a significant improvement over present system. What bothers me is one of the first rules to stop more spam is NOT to contact the offending provider of spam. There are people out there a lot smarter than I am. I have no problem verifying who I am when I send an email. Spoofing addresses should be; one, illegal. Two, change internet programs and settings that make it practically impossible to do. The only people who should be allowed by law to spoof their address would be law enforcement agencies when they are working a case to catch a criminal (and only then with permission from a judge). Advertisers should not send any email unless a person clicks on a box that asks permission. I have noticed a lot of sites will not allow you on their site to get information unless you opt-in. So to play that game, their opt-out page should only take 3 days to take effect. But the rules should state that they can not sell or transfer that email address for any reason. The word “associate” is used expensively right now. If anyone wants to share your email address with anyone other than the site your giving permission, each “associate” has to get permission first. I can also see it coming; the telephone NO-CALL list failed miserably when they failed to include charities. All charities should have the word “Charity” in the subject line so the receiver of such emails can block and delete those emails before they even hit the inbox. The US Government in its quest to protect free speech has forgotten one thing. We the consumer who pays for our internet connections have rights also! We have the right to be left alone!