Will Public Pressure Result in Do Not Spam Registry?

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on July 18, 2003

The FTC’s Do Not Call Registry has garnered considerable press and more than 25 million registrants. A recent survey from Insight Express indicates that consumers are eager for a similar program to address spam: “83 percent of consumers said that the government should roll out a similar ‘do not spam’ list that they can use to register their e-mail addresses to stem junk e-mail messages.” However, “Experts in email and privacy at ePrivacy Group caution that creating an effective “do-not-spam” list to match the new national “do-not-call” list will require major changes to current email technology.”

  • The Harris Poll® #38, July 16, 2003, Majority in Favor of Making Mass-Spamming Illegal Rises to 79% of Those Online
  • Also see my recent post, Rocky Road for Anti-Spam Legislation
  • From today’s WSJ: Why Some Big Spammers Back Spam-Control Laws
  • From PC World, Straight Talk on Squashing Spam
  • Politics may spoil spam solutions
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