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Internet Security Threat Report 2014

A US bulk emailer is threatening legal action after so-called "anti-spammers" signed him up for lots of junk mail.

Detroit Free Press tech columnist Mike Wendland reported last week that Alan Ralsky is now experiencing what it likes to be flooded with unwanted correspondence. Mr Ralsky has the capacity to send a billion emails a day and has made a fortune doing it.

Now, he's receiving sacks of paper post, brochures, and catalogues [AOL CDs? Ed] after being signed up for all manner of junk mail - and he ain't happy.

He told the DFP: "They've signed me up for every advertising campaign and mailing list there is. These people are out of their minds. They're harassing me."

Some people have already pointed out the delicious irony in this situation made all the more sweeter because of Mr Ralsky's apparent distress.

And who are the anti-spammers? The heroes of the hour hatched the plot on Slashdot, with spam haters posting Ralsky's address and "even an aerial view of his neighborhood".

You can read the full DFP story here. ®

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