‘Spam King’ Gets Four Years

I typically don’t just copy a headline for my entries, yet this one is just perfect as it is. Inc Magazine’s website had this article by August Loten about the sentencing of Robert Soloway, the CEO of Newport Internet Marketing Corp. who federal investigators dubbed the “Spam King.”

Soloway pleaded guilty in March to a series of charges stemming from so-called broadcast e-mail services which used false opt-in addresses or forged headers to promote the company’s own Website.

In plain English, Soloway was sending Spam to millions of email addresses and randomly declaring who the sender was.

If you’ve ever received a bounced email message that was Spam but looked like it was originally sent by you, it’s likely you were a victim of this method of sending Spam.

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