|Received:||4/19/2004 12:52:04 PM|
|Organization:||Inner Vision, Outer Power|
|Agency:||Federal Trade Commission|
Re: CAN-SPAM Act Rulemaking, Project No. R411008 To the Commissioners, I am concerned about the proposed requirement for merchants to maintain suppression lists. There are numerous problems and costs associated with this idea, and much damage for consumers and businesses alike. I want to urge you to consider this matter very carefully. Requirement of the use of suppression lists will prohibit many legitimate publications available on the net. My concern is for publishers who require permission from the consumer prior to adding them to any list. They may be out of business, and this requirement will very likely have that effect. There's considerable harm to consumers, because of the problem of properly knowing their intent when they unsubscribe from a list. Plus, these suppression lists could easily fall into the hands of spammers, leading to more spam. I was amazed at the potential problems this ruling could involve. I ask you in the strongest possible terms to reconsider its implementation in light of these problems and potentially disasterous consequences, Respectfully, Marcie Hunt California, U.S.