Spammer lives high on unsolicited email

— 11:57 AM on November 22, 2002

Despite new laws to prevent spamming, unsolicited email continues to flood inboxes from overseas locations, and the spammers themselves continue to get rich.

"I'll never quit," said the 57-year-old master of spam. "I like what I do. This is the greatest business in the world."

It's made him a millionaire, he said, seated in the wood-paneled first floor library of his new house. "In fact," he added, "this wing was probably paid for by an e-mail I sent out for a couple of years promoting a weight-loss plan."

The article suggests that only about 150 spammers send over 90 percent of all the Internet's unsolicited email. How do we stop them?
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