Who is Blocklist.com?
What do you know about "blocklist.com" which claims to block unwanted faxes?
This question was answered on October 8, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.Blocklist.com is a not-for-profit organization located in Pine Valley,
Ontario, Canada and was founded early this year with the sole intention
of reducing consumer and business unwanted faxes.
Blocklist provides a free online mailbox that received filtered faxes
from participating fax broadcast companies Faxes that would normally
go to your fax machine are recognized and re-routed to the web based
mailbox, where consumers can then go to view and delete faxes at their
leisure Broadcasters are able to perform business as usual, confident
that their faxes are still reaching the consumer, but more so that they
are being proactive in fighting fax spamming
While I understand that most consumers do not support an opt-out to
something that they did not opt-in to, this is a solution that will be
more effective than calling individual IVR numbers and hoping that your
requests are not ignored Countless complaints are recieved in regards to
this, concerned consumers stating that they have either been ignored, or
that MORE faxes ended up on their fax machine after calling an IVR
number And while it may seem like you are supporting the fax
broadcasting industry, you are not required to log in to your account or
to view your faxes Blocklist will hold the filtered faxes for up to 30
days, and then they are deleted You don't have to do anything with
them if you don't want to
Here's what happens:
1 You can log on to www.blocklist.com and register to have your faxes
filtered Any broadcast companies that are currently enrolled with
Blocklist will re-route faxes to your online mailbox.
2 When a broadcast company joins Blocklist.com, the "do not fax" list
that they currently have on file becomes part of the Blocklist "do not
fax" list If you are not already a member of Blocklist, but are on
their "do not fax" list, you will now get added to thier list and will
receive a fax notification (one time fax) that you have been added to
our service This fax provides you with a password to log on to
www.blocklist.com and either activate your service or deactivate it
The password provided also allows you to have access to any faxes that
have been filtered.
3 The more broadcast companies that sign up, the less junk fax you
will receive Ultimately, we would like for all broadcast faxes to be
filtered by Blocklist.
4 Your daily business needs will not be interupted by Blocklist.com
We only filter those faxes coming from participating fax broadcasters.
As many of you may know, the FCC has recently invited comments from
concerned parties in regards to this issue They are questioning
whether the rules need to be changed to reflect the goals of the TCPA
(Telephone Consumer Protection Act) Blocklist.com has developed a
petition that will be presented to the FCC later this year requesting
that fax broadcasters be required to utilize a filtering service Any
person who is interested in supporting this petition should visit thier
website at www.blocklist.com.
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Posted by Student of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on October 8, 2003