Hye Wayne ..
I don't know if you actually sent 74 million emails in a year [as I read] however if they were all in the same vein as the Maverick or Spirit THEY SHOULD BE CONGRATULATING YOU.. NOT PUNISHING YOU..
I always had the option of 'opting out' if I didn't want to receive the emails .. as did everyone else.. so who did you offend ??
Rather than pay the fine.. offer to run courses for individuals that could use the help.. young offenders.. prison inmates.. and the like ??
At least that way the money goes to a good cause.. and thousands of people would benefit in a positive way.
Chin up ..