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Microsoft suing spammers....Tilting at windmills?
Given the discussion here on the Lycos anti-spam campaign, it is also interesting to note that Microsoft is taking a more "direct" approach to curtail spammer activity -- suing them. As reported on the NewsFactor Network, "Microsoft has filed seven more lawsuits against spammers, this time targeting those who violate the 'brown-paper wrapper' provision of the CAN-SPAM law, which sets rules for sexually oriented e-mail solicitations." Story: http://www.newsfactor.com/story.xhtml?story_title=Microsoft-Sues-More-Spammers&story_id=28793 It makes one wonder if an entity with as deep pockets and adept legal staff might actually make an impact on spammers, or if they are simply tilting at windmills. - ferg -- "Fergie", a.k.a. Paul Ferguson Engineering Architecture for the Internet [email protected] or [email protected]