|Received:||3/11/2004 9:23:59 PM|
|State:||Not in the US|
|Agency:||Federal Trade Commission|
I consider it an "aggravated violation" if they send the same e-mail more than twice a week, or if the e-mail is over 10,000 bytes in size - I value my inbox space. I've been known to get over 10 e-mails a day just about cialis or the Paris Hilton video. Of course, they send it from a different e-mail address every time, so simply blocking the e-mail address doesn't work. Most of the spam I get has random assortments of words or characters at the end, sometimes in invisible fonts. I'm not sure what the point of that is, and I'm wondering if you can tell me. If I've opted out, and I continue to receive e-mail, I don't know whether or not the company to which I sent the opt-out request actually passed that request on to the spammer, so I believe the spammer is to blame, as it should be their responsibility to honour opt-out requests. Honestly, I haven't used any opt-out forms in a long time because doing so just makes the spammer aware that your e-mail address is valid, and they spam me all the more. If my e-mail address were to be on a do-not-mail list, I think spammers will get a hold of this list and spam me all the more because of it. That is their nature. If there were a system for rewarding those who supply information about CAN-SPAM violations, even if I had a nickel for every spam mail I've gotten, I'd never have to work again. I don't really care about what information appears in the "from" and "subject" lines of the e-mail. I just figure if the subject line is "Did you know?" it's probably spam, and if the subject line is "I found some shocking info about you qwer72klasdffflh", then it's probably a virus.