|Received:||3/13/2004 2:54:35 PM|
|Agency:||Federal Trade Commission|
Since the enactment of the CAN-SPAM Act the amount of unsolicted email that I receive has more than doubled. A lot of it has included opt-out links that are non-existant. Others seem to increase the amount received from the domain after opting out. Still others lie by saying that I have subscribed to them and provide an IP address and recent date the I subscribed, the IP isn't mine, mine is a static IP and never changes, making their claim impossible. Any email that promotes a product or get rich quick method, and is sent to one individual and CC: to a lot of people starting with two letters of an email address (jkar, jkarl jkas....etc) should be consider as SPAM. I have seen very little enforcement of the CAN-SPAM Act. I do support the implementation of a Do Not Email Registry. I also think there should be some kind of proving system. By this I mean, somebody can put your email address on a SPAM notice, and provide a link to a product. You will receive complaints simply because the spammer used you email. I have had this happen, my only proof against this is my static IP which is branded into every email I send, but others may not have this advantage, something is needed to assist people against this kind of spoofing.