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July 19, 2005

Spam King Scott Richter off ROKSO

Scott Richter, a self-proclaimed "high-volume email deployer" based in Colorado, is no longer a Spam King.

As a result of not receiving any spam emanating from Richter's OptInRealBig for "many months," Spamhaus has removed Richter from its Registry of Known Spam Operations (ROKSO).

As chronicled in Spam Kings chapter seven, Richter had been on the ROKSO list since June 2002.

Spamhaus director Steve Linford made the announcement today on the Nanae newsgroup, noting that Richter now operates a confirmed opt-in (COI) business -- which means Richter's email ads are only sent to individuals who "verifiably confirmed permission for the address to be included on the specific mailing list"

Posted by brian at July 19, 2005 11:17 PM


Is this company still in business?

Posted by: Petition at December 27, 2005 4:36 PM

Yep. One of Richter's new ventures is cellphone ring tones, via http://www.ringaza.com.

Posted by: Brian at December 29, 2005 12:08 AM


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