|Received:||3/23/2004 2:02:09 AM|
|Agency:||Federal Trade Commission|
The above questions are very difficult for the average person to understand, by the way. I believe that anyone who sends an email to someone else and purposely hides or falsifies or forges the email address that it came from, should be considered a spammer. Message forwarding to friends is not an issue at all; and, should not even be discussed or restricted. Pornography spamming should have a greater punishment under the law with no leniency. Pornography spams are too numerous; and, have to be stopped. They are out of control. The porn spammers make millions of dollars by spamming children with pornography and wasting businesses time with unneeded spam. An email does not have to have a specific name of the person because this name can be fake anyway. But, a forged return email address is the culprit of most spammers. Do not email registry is a good idea. The implementation of a system for rewarding those who supply information about CAN-SPAM violations is a good idea. The effectiveness and enforcement of the CAN-SPAM Act is yet to be seen. Subject line labeling would have to have the word "commercial" in it if it is an advertisement.