Spam me & end up in jail

It’s high time somebody did something about this. But still, honestly don’t you think imprisonment for 30 months is a bit too harsh? After all, all he did was send mails. He didn’t rob or hurt anyone. For all we know it’s just a few extra emails in everyone’s inbox. Hmmm……

New York: Beware! Sending a spam is enough for police to take you to jail. A federal court in Manhattan on Tuesday sentenced a Brooklyn man, named Adam Vitale, to 30 months imprisonment for sending spam e-mails to more than 1.2 million subscribers of America Online (AOL), the online division of Time Warner. In this filthy act, Vitale, along with another man Todd Moeller, defeated AOL’s filter system by using several different computer servers to relay the e-mails and changed the e-mail header information to ensure the spam e-mails could not be traced back to them.

Vitale was sentenced after pleading guilty more than a year ago to breaking anti-spam laws. He was also ordered to pay $180,000 to AOL in restitution. Moeller, another defendant in the case, was sentenced last November to 27 months for his role in the scheme.

[ Original Source: You may be jailed for spamming ]

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  1. #1 by Chief Grumbler on July 17, 2008 - 1:11 pm

    Jail is a good thing for those who deserve it. Longer and tougher sentences I say. If you are good then you have no need to worry. Tougher on crime leads to a safer society. Spammers would be well down my list of priorities though. We have much much more to worry about than that.

    If you care about the way society is then have a look at thedailygrumble.co.uk – if not just delete this paragraph and leave the top paragraph for your readers to view.

    Thanks

    Chief Grumbler

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