|Received:||3/20/2004 2:33:01 PM|
|Agency:||Federal Trade Commission|
F.1. Reports: I support the implementation of a National Do Not Email Registry if the penalties are significant and reasonably fast. 4. Everyone either sending or forwarding commercial messages should be required to provide "opt-out" mechanisms. General Statement: SPAM email to my email address has increased ten-fold since the first of January 2004. I try to keep my email address confidentional, but used it in a MLM venture several years ago (which was a big mistake). My email address has been sold or distributed to many other ventures since the original company failed. Often I get the same commercial message from many, many email addresses. These commercial messages have the same pictures, charts, graphs and text. There doesn't seem to be a way to stop this SPAM. I notice that much of it seems to come from UK or other countries, so I believe the SPAM problem is international. With the super-large databases which are now available, I would like to see a SPAM screening technology which would dump similar SPAM once one version has been denied at a particular email address.