Old 9th August 2005, 19:51   #1
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Microsoft Receives $7M in Spam Settlement

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A man once accused of being one of the world's top three spammers has agreed to pay $7 million in a settlement with Microsoft Corp., the software maker announced Tuesday.

The money from Scott Richter and his company, OptInRealBig.com of Westminster, Colo., will be used to boost efforts to combat the illegal sending of unsolicited and misleading e-mail known as spam and other computer misuse, said Microsoft's chief counsel, Brad Smith, in a news release issued Tuesday morning.

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Old 10th August 2005, 01:49   #2
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What the hell! I get spammed and Microsoft gets the 7 million? Where the hell is my cut?

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Old 10th August 2005, 02:44   #3
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I feel a Russian-style beating coming...
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Old 10th August 2005, 17:10   #4
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Indeed - what the fuck does microsoft have to do with him?

I'm the victim, not them.

Anyway, I hope that they can finally find out a way to get their spamfilter working allright. yay for gmail.

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Old 10th August 2005, 19:02   #5
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I feel a Russian-style beating coming...
Yep, I'm going to beat Bill Gates and get my two dollars!

I WANT MY TWO DOLLARS!!

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Old 10th August 2005, 20:04   #6
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More annoying than the spam is crappy Microsoft products. Maybe if they fixed the main spyware culprit with the 7 million ..... that would be Microsoft's Outlook.
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Old 11th August 2005, 04:22   #7
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Heh, I've never used Outlook or any other email client before. As annoying as it is to check web-based email, I still like it better than a client. Plus, I've got an email notifier plugin for Trillian anyways.
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Old 12th August 2005, 00:59   #8
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Try Thunderbird. My computers never got infected by that.
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I have to say that I prefer the GMail interface to any standalone client.

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