|Received:||3/30/2004 6:51:25 AM|
|Agency:||Federal Trade Commission|
The Internet's open architecture remains the root of the problem. Proposals set forth by Microsoft, Yahoo!, and others considered by the Internet Engineering Task Force's (IETF's) Anti-Spam Research Group are potentially easily implemented steps that focus on spam rather than dedicate resources to filter legitimate e-mail. If any or all of these proposals are rolled out in the next year, managing messaging that's not identified or authenticated could be as easy as managing postal mail. Technology can and will solve this problem. There's no need for a federal registry.