[SpamCop-List] [MEDIA] Email marketer sues anti-spam group Spamcop
redford_stone at INVERSE_OF_COLDmail.com
Sun May 2 11:07:13 EDT 2004
San Francisco (CA) - Scott Richter, President of Email marketing firm
OptinRealBig.com, has filed suit against Ironport, which runs the
anti-spam website Spamcop. According to Richter, Spamcop's
initiatives have damaged the reputation of his company and forces
ISPs to terminate contractual agreements with OptinRealBig.com and
its upstream providers.
So, again we have testimony that SpamCop is having an effect on this
spam & scam operation.. and as usual, Richter (Wholesalebandwidth,
etc.) is still the pr-ck as he always is.
===>"Tortuous Interference with Contract, Interference with
Contractual Relationship, Intentional Interference with Prospective
Economic Advantage, Negligent Interference with Prospective Economic
Advantage, Unfair Competition, Trade Libel and asked the Court for
Translation: Frea Speach.
===>The complaint alleges that "prior to sending solicited complaints
by consumers to the Optin's originating ISP's, Spamcop alters the
complaints it receives by removing the email address of the person or
entity seeking to be taken off a mailing list thereby rendering the
Rule #1. Richter does NOT honor removal requests and SpamCop's
purpose is to stop the spamming by chopping his access off. (The only
way to get this SOB to stop.)
===>Richter claims that because the complaints fail to identify the
original email sender, Optin cannot comply with the CAN-SPAM ACT,
which requires the sender of an email to remove the address of any
person who does not desire to receive any further email. Optin would
have "no means to determine if the recipient of the email has
previously requested the email," Richter said in a statement.
Rule #1, #2, and #3. NO ONE opts-in with Richter. (Been spammed by
this a--hole on numerous occasions.) Again Richter does NOT honor
removal requests and usually will end up signing you up for more of
his useless crap.
===>In parallel lawsuits against Richter, the two parties say that
his firm conducted in illegal spam campaigns through 514 compromised
IP addresses in 35 countries spanning six continents.
Overall, don't be fooled by Richter's rhetoric.
In the meantime, study the Rules of Spamming:
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