History of Spam Begins With ARPANET Message In 1978

All Spammed Up, Friday, February 22, 2013 4:26 PM
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The trillion spam messages worldwide currently sent every month began with a message sent by an enterprising computer salesperson to 600 users of the original ARPANET system. DEC marketing executive Gary Thuerk used ARPANET to let all its users know about a new operating system available from DEC that would support ARPANET, and used an (all caps) email message to invite users to demo events the company was hosting in California. 

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