Microsoft in $7m spam settlement
US software giant Microsoft has won a $7m (£3.9m) court settlement from a businessman considered to be one of the world's biggest senders of spam e-mail.
Scott Richter agreed to pay the sum after Microsoft filed a lawsuit against his internet firm Opt In Real Big.
Microsoft alleged Opt In Real Big had sent millions of unsolicited commercial e-mails, using forged sender names and false subject lines.
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