Friday, May 28, 2004

Now That’s Justice

From the Sun-Sentinel:

BUFFALO, N.Y. – A man who sent 850 million junk e-mails through accounts he opened with stolen identities was sentenced to up to seven years in prison on Thursday.

Atlanta-based Internet service provider Earthlink Inc. said it hoped the sentence and an earlier $16.4 million civil judgment against Howard Carmack will deter other spammers.

With any luck, he’ll end up married to the guy with the most cigarettes in Cellblock D. And I wish the same fate on the losers who keep sending me “Mort.gage App.lication A.proved,” the stream-of-conscious prose (“potatoes ride bicycles because a vest has no sleeves”) and “Get Ci@lis Here.”