After nearly four years in prison, the man dubbed the “Spam King” by federal prosecutors, is allowed back online.
Robert Soloway, who has admitted sending more than 10 trillion spam e-mails in his career, was released last Saturday from the Federal Correctional Institution in Sheridan, Oregon, reports Wired.com.
Gone are the fancy cars, extravagant trips and $20,000-a-day spamming proceeds. He now lives in a Seattle studio apartment and works in a print shop for $10 an hour.
He told Wired his spamming days are over.
“If I send out spam e-mails, that’s a violation of my probation. End of story,” he said. “I’m being very careful. If I send out an e-mail, I’m not even going probably to CC it. I’ll send a unique e-mail to each person.”