16 CFR Part 316; CAN-SPAM Rule: Rule Review; Request for Public Comments; Project No. R711010 #00053

Submission Number:
00053
Commenter:
Pete Crabtree
Organization:
State:
Texas
Initiative Name:
16 CFR Part 316; CAN-SPAM Rule: Rule Review; Request for Public Comments; Project No. R711010
The CAN-SPAM Act isn't working because there's still obviously a spam problem. As you can see in my attached screenshot, 82.3% of incoming email at our bank is Spam. In 6 months, we've received over 1.4 million incoming emails (we are a small bank with only 37 employees), and of those 1.4 million, 1.1 million of those were spam. That's 29,729 spams for each employee over 6 months, or extrapolated 59,450 per year, which is 238 emails per day, considering a 250 day work year. It's a travesty that Congress purports to usurp the states' traditional authority to regulate advertising. It's ridiculous that the CAN-SPAM Act allows spam unless/until the person opts out, unlike Canada's law. Hopefully this will provide you with some actual real-world data to work with. Pete Crabtree, CTO State National Bank [redacted]