Support the Site
Statement on FoxNews.com Post Regarding Former Senator Bradley and Quinstreet, Inc.
Today FoxNews.com ran a piece stating that Quinstreet, Inc., has been identified as a "major spamming firm" by this site. That statement is inaccurate and misleading. Quinstreet, Inc., was one of several defendants in a lawsuit filed by Mark Ferguson which was dismissed after Quinstreet won a motion for summary judgment.
While I did find at least one of their affirmative defenses laughable, they have not been identified on this site as "a major spamming firm" and the other website they identify (anti-spam.org) according to the whois results is owned and operated by Mark Ferguson, the Plaintiff in the lawsuit that we tracked here.
While I approach what I do here with a definite anti-spam angle, and you might be able to glean my feelings toward a particular party in a lawsuit from my commentary, I prefer to let the judiciary make such sweeping determinations as who we should describe as being "a major spamming firm." (And, really, who could ever forget such memorable moments as "Plaintiff e360Insight, LLC is a marketer. It refers to itself as an Internet marketing company. Some, perhaps even a majority of people in this country, would call it a spammer."?)
I suspect that what happened here is that a reporter made the assumption that if someone is a defendant on SpamSuite then they must be a spammer. That is not always true (as we saw in the three cases in which e360Insight, LLC, sued various people (including Mark Ferguson) for making life difficult for it).
The following is (most of) the text of an email I sent to FoxNews.com's News Manager this afternoon.:
Subscribe to Spamsuite