Utah Internet company files $60 million lawsuit over email spam


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SALT LAKE CITY — Utah-based Internet Service Provider XMission has filed a multimillion dollar lawsuit against a Florida company, accusing it of spamming more than 100,000 email addresses it hosts.

XMission filed the lawsuit last week in federal court, accusing Clickbooth.com of violating the federal CAN-SPAM Act and sending unwanted emails to its customers.

“We reached our limit,” XMission CEO Pete Ashdown said in an interview Thursday with FOX 13. “We reached our limit as far as how much money and resources we put into blocking their efforts and how they don’t play by the rules.”

Ashdown said XMission traced the spam sent to customers to Clickbooth.com, a Florida-based Internet marketing company. The lawsuit accuses Clickbooth.com of procuring XMission-hosted email addresses from various sources and spamming them. XMission is seeking $100 for every email address on each count in the lawsuit, and asking for treble damages (more than $60…

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