EarthLink filed another set of lawsuits against numerous alleged spammers on Thursday.
It was part of a coordinated strike against email abusers. Microsoft, AOL and Yahoo! also filed suits in various federal courts.
EarthLink is going after 50 “John Does” accused of violating federal CAN-SPAM legislation and other laws in solicitations for mortgages and drug sales.
Falsifying “from” e-mail addresses (spoofing)
Using deceptive subject lines
Failing to include a physical address in the e-mail
Failing to provide an electronic opt-out option
Falsifying the e-mail header information
Illegally selling, leasing or giving away consumers’ names and e-mail addresses
Using open proxies to transmit spam e-mail
Using automated programs to generate possible e-mail addresses by combining names, letters and numbers into numerous combinations (dictionary attacks)