E360insight chases Spamhaus again in $1.8 million claim

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E-mail marketer e360insight submitted a new affidavit to the U.S. Circuit Court in Illinois after winning a recent case against British spam blocking firm Spamhaus.org, and not yet receiving the owed funds.

The affidavit claims "Spamhaus receives an estimated $1.8 million in annual fees for improperly blocking e360's e-mail messages."

The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois charged Spamhaus, London, with blacklisting marketing firm e360insight's e-mails to consumers. Spamhaus was ordered to pay $11.7 million in damages to e360insight, Chicago.

Spamhaus has no plans to comply with an order to pay $11.7 million in damages to e360insight and its CEO, David Linhardt, issued by the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

The London-based spam-blocking firm said the Sept. 13 ruling, which involves the blacklisting of e360insight's e-mails to British consumers, did not occur in a British court. U.S. judge Charles P. Kocoras granted e360insight's motion for a default judgment and issued a permanent injunction barring Spamhaus from listing e360insight without clear, convincing evidence.

The e360insight affidavit claims that it calculated Spamhaus' revenue obtained from blocking its messages by applying Spamhaus' price list on its Web site to the messages it received from recipient e-mail servers in the U.S.

E360insight claims that it captured the responses from hundreds of thousands of mail servers in the U.S. to analyze mailing information from Sept. 15 to Sept. 19.

Also, e360insight claims to have received Spamhaus block messages from 86,622 unique domains in the U.S. By combining the rates Spamhaus charges for its service, e360insight claims that the total fees paid to Spamhaus is $1.8 million per year.


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