Email Anti-SPAM News, Help & Advice.

Fed up of receiving SPAM, viruses, scams and phishing schemes via email?? We were - so here are some useful news articles, hints and tips to keep informed and reduce the problem!

August 12, 2005

AOL raffle spammers assets


AOL is planning a US sweepstake to sell off a 2003 Hummer H2, $75,000 in cash and $20,000 in gold siezed from an unnamed New Hampshire penis pill purveyor. The lawsuit came after AOL received hundreds of thousands of complaints from members (as many as 100,000 in one day alone in January 2004).

This is the second time AOL has given away assets confiscated from a spammer - last year they raffled a $45,000 Porsche Boxster siezed from another junk mailer.

August 09, 2005

Spam king pays Microsoft


Former 'Spam King' Scott Richter (was ranked one of the world's top three spammers) - has agreed to pay Microsoft $7m to settle an anti-spam lawsuit.

The lawsuit dates back to December 2003 and this comes a month after Richter was removed from the Register of Known Spam Operators maintained by the Spamhaus Project. Richter was dropped from the ROKSO list after his outfit OptInRealBig.com cleaned up its act and stopped sending out junk mail that violated US anti-spam rules.

Microsoft has said it will use $5m to expand its net security partnerships worldwide and $1m will be given to New York community centres to spend on computers.