Spam dumpster diving

Thursday, 31 July 2003, 6:31 PM EST

Anti spam activists struck gold this week when they found a website, which contains thousands of zipfiles, left behind by or nicked from a spammer. Nearly a gigabyte of email addresses, unzipped.

So, where is it from? Almost certainly from TornadoPromotions.com Inc, an American company that offers services to send e-mail advertisements to as many as 150 million consumers at a time.

Its growing list of clients includes Morgan, Colling & Gilbert, Recreational Factory Warehouse, Legends Sports Management Group, American Liberty Financial and Body N Soul Spa, to name but a few.

Recently, the company purchased a 2,500-square-foot house, equipped with a 62-inch television set, an espresso/martini bar with Starbuck's-like retro furniture and walls draped in bold red, green and yellow, according to news reports.

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