Spammers can cross the e-mail address email@example.com off their lists, because Mount Airy resident Roland A. Mariano canceled his subscription to America Online yesterday. The news that a
24-year-old America Online software engineer was arrested on charges that he hacked into the Internet provider's computers and took a list of 92 million AOL-mail addresses so they could be sold to
bulk e-mailers sent Mariano over the edge.
Read the whole story at Washington Post, June 25, 2004