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Former ‘spam king’ pays Microsoft $7 million to settle lawsuit

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Former 'spam king' pays Microsoft $7 million to settle lawsuit

Former ‘Spam King’ Scott Richter has agreed to pay Microsoft $7m to settle an anti-spam lawsuit. The settlement to a December 2003 lawsuit comes a month after Richter – long ranked one of the world’s top three spammers – 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.

Read the complete story. (The Register)