EarthLink has filed lawsuits in four different states against alleged spammers as part of its continuing battle against junk email.

Earthlink said defendants have been identified in California, Florida, Nevada and Washington state, The people involved are accused of violating federal and state statutes.

“EarthLink is committed to protecting the Internet,” said Larry Slovensky, assistant general counsel for EarthLink, in a statement. “We will continue to pursue litigation, technical solutions, consumer education and legislative support to help ensure the quality of the Internet experience for all users.”

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