The Spam Diaries

News and musings about the fight against spam.
 by Edward Falk

Monday, July 10, 2006

Brendan Battles makes news in New Zealand again

Brendan BattlesBrendon Battles, a spammer who is reported to have once sent 50 million spams per day, and who once participated in a SLAPP Lawsuit against anti-spam activists, has surfaced again in New Zealand.

I previously wrote about Battles in March, when he was found spamming for wireless companies in New Zealand.

According to the New Zealand edition of Computerworld, Battles has been hired by the Web Developers Association to help hawk their service. Many web developers contacted by Computerworld were unhappy about the news, to say the least.

The decision to hire Battles, and defend him against criticism, was made by CEO Dennis Smith, who has the distinction of having once been the owner of the only domain name registrar in New Zealand to be de-authorised by the Domain Name Commissioner.

Update: It seems I've been scooped by reader Sarah King who posted a comment an hour ago. Here's a link to her review. Scroll down to read some interesting comments.


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