|Received:||3/20/2004 3:41:41 PM|
|Agency:||Federal Trade Commission|
You guys are making a simple thing complicated. 1) Opt-out doesn't work - I don't have time to opt-out to 100 spam messages each day only to be inundated with 100 new onews tomorrow. CHANGE THE OPT-OUT REGULATION TO AN OPT-IN REGULATION. 2) OUTLAW AUTORESPONDERS or at least limit them to 100 emails or less each mailing. 3) Create a Do Not Email Registry and allow us who'd be on that list to forward those spam messages back to you for analysis. 4) If I opt-in on one company's list, that doesn't mean I want to be on other company's lists without specifically opting in on their list as well. 5) Set up a system whereby I can automatically delete email from a foreign address or in any language other than English. 6) A drastic idea, but one that might work: SHUT DOWN THE INTERNET BACKBONE for one day, with all messages being bounced or deleted. That would stop wholesale email spammers. Give plenty of notice when this shutdown would occur. 7) Create a program that would automacically send back to the ACTUAL originator of an email (not from those harvested email addresses spammers use) a 'cease' notice.