Court victory for man who took on spammers

A man who won damages of £750 after he was sent a single unsolicited email urged other people yesterday to “take the spammers to court”.

Gordon Dick launched a civil case against an internet company after it sent him an unwanted email on an address that was known only to one company.

It is the first time that a court in Britain has awarded compensation to an individual complaining about spam, which accounts for three quarters of all emails sent in Britain.