|Received:||3/21/2004 10:17:38 PM|
|Agency:||Federal Trade Commission|
I really am not sure how to answer some of the questions asked above. But when I go to the web page of the ad and click opt-out, it just seems like they send my name onto other companies and the spam email multiplies. So if I opt-out then they have my email address and give it to other people. I wish that would be banned to do. The companies all say that they abide by the spam act by their wording, but I still get more and more spam. I regret that I put my name in once for a free vacation, and now everybody has my email address. It seems endless to try to opt-out as it isn't really cutting out my spam. I was advised by someone to ignore the spam so they wouldn't know that they had my email address. They all mention that I signed up to get their email but I didn't sign up for all the emails that I get. I would like to be on a NO SPAM list. But I realize that even some of the companies I want mail from, also send ads to me and it would be hard to determine by an outside entity who is legitimate or not. Also, some of the companies make multiple different changes to their email return addresses and so I can't effectively block out all the different forms that they produce. I can usually tell by the subject line whether it is spam or not in order for me to delete it. It would be good if when I told them that I don't want their email ads that they would go away and not bother me any more. I spend so much time that I don't have just dealing with the spam that it is discouraging. I can't tell you how to go about getting these companies to quit bugging me. It would be great if it worked like the National Do Not Call List that I signed up for. Even though some calls come through, it is more easily handled than it used to be. although some of the companies have moved to Canada and call instead.