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01/04/2001 10:07 AM ID: 2441 Permalink   

Porn Site Sued For Sexy Spam


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."

    WebReporter: SandraG Show Calling Card      
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  having a spam day today?  
so many news about it... and i didnt get a single porn one today. only credit and buy-degree mails. booooooooring.
  by: Ludmila     01/04/2001 10:50 AM     
  It's been a while  
Since I've had a porn story. Thought it might make a nice change of pace. And a serious news one, too ;)
  by: SandraG     01/04/2001 11:00 AM     
  Go ahead...  
AOL can go right ahead a sue away. But its ain't the company's fault. Most of these ads get mailed to you when you sign up for one. In theory one, its actually a million. I actually see those free accounts like hotmail and co get more spam. I have 2 accounts, one hotmail and for from my isp. I haven't gotten on piece of junk mail in the isp account why because I don't go putting my email in places I don't know. Don't even enter any email in your web-browers. I know netscape did that before. You don't know what data is being taken.

Hey if AOL wins I will be suing those charity groups and other ads companys for sending me stuff I don't want in my offline mail box. They are killing trees send junk like that. Don't read and don't care, they go right into the recycling bin.
  by: herkulease   01/04/2001 06:30 PM     
  The problem is...  
AOL can sue them because they are violating their no-spam policy, by rewarding people who send spam to attract customers to the web site.

It's not illegal (yet) to send spam itself, but I guess it is to violate your own stated policies.
  by: SandraG     01/05/2001 02:36 PM     
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