Finally, A Solution to Spam?
The people who make a habit — perhaps even a living — out of spamming innocent employees may think twice after learning about the settlement of a certain multimillion dollar lawsuit this past week.
According to a DailyTech article, a spammer allegedly sent out more than 4 million unwanted e-mail messages to Facebook users, resulting in an $873 million fine.
Talk about a slap on the wrist!
And this isn’t the first lawsuit of its kind. According to the report, MySpace has won similar suits against spammers for a total of $236 million.
Do you think these mega-fines will dissuade spammers? Or is there a better long-term solution to prevent illegitimate e-mail from clogging your inbox?