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There's a decent chance Michael Alexander Persaud has sent you some spam. According to the FBI, which raided Persaud's San Diego home in late April, the 39-year-old is able to send a million unsolicited emails in less than 15 minutes, ABC News reports.

Authorities have been investigating Persaud since at least 2013 for alleged spamming so voluminous he was awarded the last slot on the Top 10 Worst Spammers by UK-based. Now the FBI wants a federal judge to let it search Persaud's iCloud account, which is linked to two seized computers and an iPhone, for evidence of "illegal spamming" and wire fraud related to spamming. It's not Persaud's first tangle with the law.

In a 2014 article titled "Still Spamming After All These Years," KrebsOnSecurity describes Persaud as "an unabashed bulk emailer who’s been sued by AOL, the San Diego District Attorney’s office, and by anti-spam activists multiple times over the last 15 years.

(Indeed, in 1999, a judge ordered Persaud to pay AOL $544,600 after the company sued him, alleging, in the words of a 1998 Los Angeles Times article, he "forged the aol.com domain name, or Internet address, on e-mail messages" to fool AOL users.)

Persaud had no comment for ABC, but two years ago he did tell Krebs he sent unsolicited bulk email for "clients" but maintained that he didn't breach major US spam laws in doing so. As for the damage done, a special agent on the current case tells ABC the "costs of storing and delivering spam" can be in excess of $10 million annually for the innocent host company.
 
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I seem to recall from a study a few years ago that almost 90% of all email is spam. A good spam filter is worthwhile!
 
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Lol, I was thinking this was about the canned stuff, lol. interesting article wanker, thank you for sharing:)
 

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