Microsoft Takes Spammers to Court

“Microsoft, which has been talking tough on spam, is putting its money where its mouth is. The company revealed Tuesday that it has filed 15 civil suits in the United States and the United Kingdom against spammers who it says have sent more than 2 billion unsolicited messages to users of Microsoft’s MSN and Hotmail E-mail services.” Tony KontzerMicrosoft Takes Spammers to Court (Information Week)

Would it be over-reacting to say that I’d prefer to give random strangers free reign in my in box than to let Microsoft do something that would force me to thank them? Is this a PR ploy from Microsoft? Or am I just hunting for another reason to hate the makers of Clippy the Annoying Office Assistant?