A Parisian court has fined a French spammer €22,000 ($27,000 dollars) for sending streams of bulk mail.

The unidentified man was also ordered to pay €1,000 for sending further spam messages after the hearing.

AOL and Microsoft filed a complaint about the man, who was an AOL and Hotmail user.

AOL said it attempted to close his account, but was foiled as he used false identities to send more junk mail.