Thu, 26 Jun 2003 06:08:40 GMT

‘Spammer’ protests innocence. A UK man accused by Microsoft of spamming says it is a case of mistaken identity and he will fight to clear his name. [BBC News | Technology | World Edition]

How must it feel to be a small guy suddenly having to come up with tens of thousands of dollars because of a MS publicity stunt? MS has no need to reall make sure it has the right guy. It can always apologize, say it did not mean it, say it was a mistake that could happen to anyone. But if this man is innocent, he should get a huge settlement from MS. And this does nothing to stop real spammers.