One of the Top 10 spammers held in Seattle

F’n email spammers. Sometimes I think spammers deserve THE hardest incarceration sentences. Period! Fortunately, Seattle has the honor of holding [in custody] one of the Top 10 spammers in the world. Sometimes it’s difficult to forget that these spammers are people, like you and me… Right?

A 27-year-old man described as one of the world’s most prolific spammers was arrested Wednesday, and federal authorities said computer users across the Web could notice a decrease in the amount of junk e-mail.

Robert Alan Soloway is accused of using networks of compromised “zombie” computers to send out millions upon millions of spam e-mails.

“He’s one of the top 10 spammers in the world,” said Tim Cranton, a Microsoft Corp. lawyer who is senior director of the company’s Worldwide Internet Safety Programs. “He’s a huge problem for our customers. This is a very good day.”

Now if you’ll excuse me, I need to empty the 1182 spam messages caught by Gmail today. 😉