.................with apologies to Alistair Cook

Tuesday, 10 June 2008

Idiot guvmint fools and charlatans: New Opt-Out Clause Makes CAN-SPAM Worse

New Opt-Out Clause Makes CAN-SPAM Worse: "snydeq writes 'Three years of mulling, and the FTC has made the CAN-SPAM Act worse, writes Gripe Line's Ed Foster. Chief among the offenses in the FTC's updated rules is an even worse approach to opt-out procedures. In the future, in scenarios where multiple marketers use a single email message to spam you, 'only one of the senders — the one in the From: field — need be designated the official sender who is responsible for honoring opt-outs,' Foster writes. Translation? 'Other 'marketers' who used that spam message, not to mention the spamming service that actually provided the email address list, don't need to honor opt-outs. So try as you might to get yourself off a list, the real spammer can just keep changing the designated sender in the From: field and legally keep on spamming you.' The irony of the CAN-SPAM moniker gets thicker.'(Via Slashdot.)