|Received:||8/16/2004 2:00:23 PM|
|Agency:||Federal Trade Commission|
|Rule:||Definitions, Implementation, and Reporting Requirements Under the CAN-SPAM Act (NPRM)|
Comments:Given the last few years of "click here to unsubscribe" on most spam mails that simply validate the email address and /increase/ rather than /decrease/ the quantity of spam received, opt-out clearly does not work. Therefore, any email sent to a recipient list which is not "opt-in with confirmation" should also be considered spam. Currently, a huge number of spammers claim that recipients have been given the opportunity to "opt-out" when in fact they have been added en-masse by an unauthorized person (e.g. anyone who is not the owner of the email account) in the first place.