|Received:||3/21/2004 12:14:38 PM|
|Agency:||Federal Trade Commission|
Here's the bottom line in regards to spaming e mail. There should be no grey areas that relate to e mail being sent withouth the recipients consent. More specifically, the only allowed e mail from any type of commercial or non-comercial vendor should not be allowed without the recipent's clear consent. Also, any spam recieved by the reciepent sent by an approved source previous to the reciept of the sent message should have an attachment-tracking that allows the reciepient to be removed from the senders e mail address, server and affiates either related or unrelated to the sender. Afiliates being any other entity that has received that e mail address from the original subscriber or contract allowing spam or commercial e mails to be sent to the reciever. It should be the responsibility of the original sender of an agreed contract between the reciepient subscriber and sender to contact all other affiliates that have been provided that e mail address of the reciepient and inform them to remove the reciepients e mail address with the reciepients consent within 15 days or pay a penalty or substantial fine for the delay of such. It the e mail address of the original reciepient is not removed in 30 days, the senders mailing system for outgoing solicitation is shut down until the original e mail address of that one original e mail(s) has been completely removed and documentation is provided that substantiates that removal. It should always be at the reciepients discression what e mails should be allowed or dissalowed.