|Received:||3/11/2004 1:07:37 PM|
|Agency:||Federal Trade Commission|
Since it was such a chore to understand all that was stated and questioned above, here are my comments about what I feel about SPAM. Plain and simple, if "I" do not solicit business from a business, they should NOT sent me email, at all. I shouldn't have to go thru a lot of work to accomplish this, i.e. the "Do Not Email" registry. But if that's the only way I can stop them, I will. Now, if someone forwards an email to me with advertising and they don't know I've asked that company to not contact me, I don't believe they should be punished/fined. BUT if they knowingly do it as a "favor" to still get that business email to me, then, YES, they should be punished/fined. I believe the 10 days to notify a business to "Not email me" should be at least 20 days. There are times when I don't open my email for quite a few days. Yes, it would be a good idea the clafify the legal obligations of forwarded messages in a forward-to-a-friend scenario. Post office boxes or commercial mail drops should "NOT" be considered as a valid physical postal address. The "from" line SHOULD accurately identify any person or business who initiated the email.