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Microsoft Continues to Separate Fools From Their Money

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As part of it’s ongoing efforts to eliminate unsolicited Email, Microsoft announced a settlement of a suit against alleged “spam-king” Scott Richter and his email-marketing firm, OptInReallyBig LLC.

As part of the settlement, Mr. Richter agreed to pay Microsoft $7million and has pledged to reform his business practices to prevent unsolicited email from reaching those who say they don’t want it.

“The goal remains for us to separate spammers from their money,” Microsoft general counsel Brad Smith told Reuters, “This is simply not going to be a profitable activity for people who engage in it.”

Statements like that may sound more than welcome to the millions of Internet users who’s boxes are over-filled with spam emails however Microsoft itself has been responsible for a fair share of spam over the years and folks like Mr. Richter represent the tip of a much larger iceberg.

Microsoft currently brought over 135 cases against spammers before the courts in the past two years. It says it plans to reinvest monies claimed from spammers in enforcement and monitoring programs.

Jim Hedger is the SEO Manager of StepForth Search Engine Placement Inc. Based in Victoria, BC, Canada, StepForth is the result of the consolidation of BraveArt Website Management, Promotion Experts, and Phoenix Creative Works, and has provided professional search engine placement and management services since 1997. http://www.stepforth.com/ Tel – 250-385-1190 Toll Free – 877-385-5526 Fax – 250-385-1198

Microsoft Continues to Separate Fools From Their Money
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About Jim Hedger
Jim Hedger works with Metamend Search Engine Marketing as a SEO Consultant, lead copywriter and head blog writer. Jim has been involved in the SEO field since the days of the dinosaurs and felt he had lost a personal friend when Disney went "ol' Yeller" on Infoseek. Over the course of his career, Jim has gotten drunk with Jeeves the Butler, tossed sticks to that sock-puppet dog from Pets.com and come out of a staring contest with Googlebot confidently declaring a tie. When not traveling between conferences, Jim lives with a perpetually annoyed cat named Hypertext in the Pacific techno-outport of Victoria British Columbia. WebProNews Writer
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