14 September 2006

UK - Microsoft wins record amount from spammer

Microsoft has won what it believes to be the largest civil award against a spammer in Europe. Paul Fox, whose e-mail messages were intended to direct traffic toward his pornographic download site, was this week forced by a court order to pay Microsoft 45,000 pounds for breaching the terms and conditions of its free Hotmail service. Those terms explicitly prohibit the delivery of spam to its customers.