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NY State Sues Spammer

500 million sent, 750,000 complaints

     

bigjohnt

11:13 pm on May 28, 2002 (gmt 0)

EliteWeb

11:24 pm on May 28, 2002 (gmt 0)

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750000 complaints is a large amount, did some isp admin sp00f some emails coming from all of their users? ;) I forget whats the website to complain about spam+companies.

Dpeper

11:29 pm on May 28, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Wow, that sucks whats the penalty per each piece of spam mail...

Macguru

11:31 pm on May 28, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Spitzer is suing under the state's traditional deceptive practice and false advertising statutes that could exact civil penalties of $500 for each offense.

Dpeper

11:35 pm on May 28, 2002 (gmt 0)

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500,000,000 * $500 = $250,000,000,000

I wonder if he has that much to take ;) Hehe sucks to be him...

Nick_W

11:26 am on May 29, 2002 (gmt 0)

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I'm sure he made a fair bit. You could be selling chocolate poo and make money if you sent out that many email ;)

Nick

cyril kearney

10:03 pm on May 29, 2002 (gmt 0)

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As I read the article the first paragraph does not supported what the NY State Attorney General is said to be doing.

"Spitzer is suing under the state's traditional deceptive practice and false advertising statutes that could exact civil penalties of $500 for each offense. "

It is the content not the fact that it is unsolicited commercial email that is causing the problem.

Had the emailer sent ten times as much legal email, NY State would not be concerned.

The term spam has so many meanings it is difficult to make sense out of the word.

Some are using it to mean even a single piece of unsolicited commercial mail and others to mean bulk emailings containing fraud and ***ography.

Felix

6:22 pm on Jun 2, 2002 (gmt 0)

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I'me from the Netherlands, and here the goverment is making a law against any form of unrequested e-ail, its my understanding the US is working on the same ? but it seems to be already there ?
 

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