|Received:||3/20/2004 1:25:04 PM|
|Agency:||Federal Trade Commission|
I think legitimate commercial activities should be given an identifier that would be required to be in the sender block of emails; my experience is that most people who have established a transactional relationship with a commercial activity don't mind receiveing emails from that activity; it is the smut and gross emails and unsolicited emails that should be stopped. A P. O. Box shouldn't be allowed as an identfier; further, a legitimate phone number should also be required as well as some teeth put in the "stop emailing" option. The questions in your survey are very hard to answer as the average person doesn't know the Act that well, especially as it has to do with emerging technologies. Immediately after the CAN-SPAM Act, junk emails stopped, but now they have returned to the same level as before- some 25-40 minimum a day. So enforcement has not scared them off. The vulgar emails are so obvious in the subject line, I don't know why these can't be controlled.