|Received:||4/16/2004 3:42:20 PM|
|Agency:||Federal Trade Commission|
I understand that if I opt out of an email that advertises more than one company's products, then all the products listed in that e-mail can never be presented to me in an e-mail again. I strongly disagree with this. I never opt out because of the products, I opt out because of the sender. I want the sender to not send me anything else, but is another sender has information about a product, I do not wish to ont be able to hear from them. An example, sender 1 sends me an e-mail that mentions Dell Computers, stock services, insurance from GEICO and a book from Amazon. I may not like this sender for a variety of reasons. I opt out. Under your rules, now Amazon - who I like to hear from can never send me anything again. If this interpretation is correct, you are hurtin me as a consumer of information. You are taking away e-mails that I want to receive. Please re interpret this to only opt me out of specific senders, not any product they may mention. Of course on the flip side, if I want to damage my competition, all I have to do is mention them in e-mails that will be opted out by their target market and then they will have that avenue of contact taken away from them. Seems pretty unfair, but I am sure it will not take long to see this happen. The long and short of this is, I think I am going to get less email than I would like and can use. You are not helping me as a consumer here at all.