Perth email spammer fined $5.5m

East Perth-based business seminar promoter Clarity1 Pty Ltd and its director, Wayne Robert Mansfield, have been fined $5.5 million for sending unsolicited emails, the first fines to be issued under the new Spam Act.

Federal Court Justice Robert Nicholson fined Clarity1 $4.5 million, and Mr Mansfield $1 million, for sending around 280 million spam emails of which 74 million were delivered between April 2004 and April 2006.

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