Request for Comments – CAN-SPAM Act

The Federal Trade Commission (US) has opened up a window (http://ftc.gov/opa/2005/05/canspamfrn.htm) for public comment on the CAN-SPAM Act introduced in 2003.

The FTC is seeking to clarify definitions in the act, such as person, sender and some guidelines on postal addresses for opt-out procedures (in addition to the electronic opt-out options).

There are also some other areas being proposed for modification based on some rulemaking notices in 2004.

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For those that deal with email marketing, bulk mail or simply want to learn more, extensive coverage for consumers and business is available related to the act.

I have covered spam and email platforms in Open Sourcery and continue to see this as a serious issue not only for the end user but for administrators as well. This is worth a read and possibly some thoughtful comments regardless of where you reside.

There are some guidelines:

If filing on paper, comments should refer to