AOL is suing a porn site for violating its no-spam policy by sending unwanted emails to AOL members. They are seeking $25,000 per day that spam was sent, from the owners of the site as well as employees and other webmasters who were involved.
According to the company's web site, they do not tolerate "unsolicited and/or unauthorized email that terminates to any site on our network." However, they offer commissions to webmasters for any traffic they send, often through spam mail.
"What we're acting on is an obligation to our members to hold spammers accountable," said an AOL spokesman. "We are pursuing the owners of a program who give out incentives for porn spamming--and those that then go out and harvest email addresses."