Back in the 1990s, when email was new and cool, this loser sent 30 million spam messages per day.

If you hate spam like I do, there’s a good chance Sanford Wallace is responsible for your attitude.

The good news? He just lost a big legal fight with Facebook. A court has ordered him to pay Facebook $711 million for hacking members’ accounts and using them to send phony posts and messages. And the court referred the case to the US attorney’s office for possible criminal prosecution. (Read the story.)

YES! It’s Bozos like him that have given Internet and email marketing a bad rap. They are the back-alley underbelly of a legitimate business that just about anyone can do.

Will he ever pay the full penalty? Of course not. But today is still a good day for the Internet.

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Last Updated: November 2, 2009

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  • Damie

    Just have to let you know, the picture in the Huff Post article is of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, and unfortunately not that of a-hole Sanford Wallace.

    • Joe

      Thanks, Damie. I’ve corrected the post.

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