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Will Public Pressure Result in Do Not Spam Registry?

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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