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Square Enix Junk Mail Pisses Off Man, Man Files Lawsuit, Man Wins

Kotaku: "An individual with no connection to Square Enix or Final Fantasy XI (he's never played it supposedly!) was being heavily spammed with FFXI re-registration emails. This individual got annoyed and took legal action.

It's believed that his email address was being used by item dealers to create Japanese PlayOnline accounts to access FFXI. He apparently was getting a ton of these emails because his address was being used to create money trading accounts that were expected to be insta-banned and then re-registered right away for the next batch of trading.

The gentleman then contacted Square Enix to complain and ask for the company to cease contacting him regarding FFXI. Square Enix, however, refused, claiming that it was impossible to stop sending these emails to just his email address. Instead of just giving up (and blocking this spam?), he took Square Enix to court.

In early 2007, he filed a lawsuit in small claims court - and lost. He didn't stop there, but appealed to a district court and won."

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Foxgod3158d ago

Victory for man, now man hungry.

ding dong, Pizza.

Man smash delivery boy.

Man eat pizza.

Man take poo.

frictionini3158d ago

LOL

though this article somehow relates to SE being slutty like when some girly calls you at home and begs money for Sex

NarFan3158d ago

i'm getting Junk Mails to, time to lawsuit

Phaqutomb3158d ago

i get them all the time my self. now they just go into my spam folder

riksweeney3158d ago

Good.

Junk Mail, no matter who it's from, is still junk mail. He asked nicely for them to stop and when they didn't he sued them. I'd probably do the same too.

kalos3158d ago

I agree. Just as some people will say that it is easy for him to block it, it would be even easier for the company to simply listen and have stopped spamming him. They kept it up with that knowledge, they ended up in court, and they lost. Should've just added his name to a block list of thier own not to email anymore.

I have little patience or respect for spammers, and a respectable company should know better than to needlessly harass people when they've taken the time to contact you seeking to halt the flow of junk. They got what they deserve, spammers should lose in court more often, might teach them not to do it.

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