Published: April 11, 2005, 11:17 AM PDT
By Andy McCue
Special to CNET News.com
A convicted spammer has been sentenced to nine years in prison for sending more than 10 million junk e-mails a day.
Jeremy Jaynes, also known by his alias, "Gaven Stubberfield," is believed to have raked in between $500,000 and $750,000 a month through sales of products via spam. He was rated as the eighth most prolific spammer in the world by spam watchdog Spamhaus.
A circuit judge in Loudon County, Va., upheld the sentence recommended by the court when Jaynes was initially convicted last November under a recent Virginia antispam law, which limits the quantity of bulk e-mail that can be sent and prohibits the use of fake e-mail addresses.
Jaynes, a resident of North Carolina, fell foul of the law by routing the spam through servers located in Virginia, which disguised the origin of the e-mails. He was also found in possession of a stolen database of 84 million America Online e-mail addresses.
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