More spammers for the slammer?

Posted by   Virus Bulletin on   Dec 3, 2004

Microsoft continues to make good use of its legal resources.

Microsoft has filed seven new lawsuits against spammers.

The company is suing the individuals (who currently remain unnamed) for violating the CAN-SPAM Act - specifically for sending bulk unsolicited emails containing material of a sexually explicit nature, without labelling them as such.

The CAN-SPAM law requires that such emails are labelled 'SEXUALLY-EXPLICIT:' both in the subject line and at the top of the messages.

In July this year a Californian man was ordered to pay $4 million to Microsoft after he was found guilty of having sent unsolicited email to users of the corporation's MSN and Hotmail services.

The new lawsuits will add to a number of other spam-related lawsuits in which the company is involved - in June this year, Microsoft reported that it had filed overall a total of 80 spam-related lawsuits.

Posted on 3 December 2004 by Virus Bulletin




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