|Received:||4/16/2004 9:59:16 AM|
|Agency:||Federal Trade Commission|
The ONLY way spam can be effectively controlled is by a government authorized authority charging a 5 cent fee on all in-bound foreign and domestic email. Email messages already pass through regional hubs which could function as regional toll gates. Whereby, the sender would pay a 5 cent fee before the senders message would continue down the internet expressway. Users of email could be provided a pass-key to pay the toll much like the pass key real world motorists use. Regulations will do very little to curb the appetite of professional spammers to send spam. Enforcement of the CAN-SPAM ACT is already like playing the game "Wack-A-Mole". The CAN-SPAM ACT will only force more and more spammers to "pop-up" like the pesky Wack-A-Mole using off -shore internet accounts where the spammer can hide or escape regulation.