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Microsoft sues eight alleged spammers

Microsoft is adding more lawsuits towards spammers thanks to the CAN-SPAM act. A total of eight new lawsuits have been filed. Now if only other companies would help out more with the CAN-SPAM act.

Microsoft Corp. has filed lawsuits against eight alleged spammers under a new U.S. antispam law that went into effect in January. Microsoft accuses the defendants of violating the Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography and Marketing (CAN-SPAM) Act by spoofing and otherwise falsifying their domains, routing e-mail through open proxies, deceiving customers with misleading subject lines and failing to include unsubscribe options in their e-mails.

Each of the defendants allegedly sent millions of e-mail messages, soliciting a variety of products including body-part enlargement pills, prescription drugs, dating services, university degree programs and work-at-home and get-rich-quick scheme offers. The eight new lawsuits don't include major spammers, but some of the defendants have sent out hundreds of millions of pieces of unsolicited e-mail, according to a Microsoft spokesman. Redmond, Washington-based Microsoft intends to continue filing spam lawsuits until spammers stop sending unsolicited e-mail, the spokesman said.

News source: InfoWorld

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