A brief history of SPAM
August 1, 2007 News

The New Yorker traces the history of unsolicited e-mail advertising pitches.

E-mail spam was born in a 1978 send via the Arpanet network by a marketer for the Digital Equipment Corporation. Today, more than a hundred billion unsolicited messages clog the arterial passages of the world’s computer networks every day.

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