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Windows 7: Spam's birthday and Hotmail's closure lead email milestones

05 May 2013   #1
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Spam's birthday and Hotmail's closure lead email milestones

The first spam message sent on what was to become the Internet—Arpanet—is attributed to Gary Thuerk, who on May 3, 1978 sent a message to a mailing list of 393 people promoting a new computer model from the now defunct Digital Equipment Corporation.

The practice was immediately condemned by Arpanet users, but the mailing did sell a computer or two for DEC, which only encouraged spammers, who were willing tolerate a little revulsion in exchange for sales.

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