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   xoxoxoBruce  Saturday May 3 02:50 PM

May 3, 2008: Spamfather

And now for something completely different.....

Here you see an image of the Spamfather.


The very first spam email, sent 30 years ago to 393 users on Arpanet, predecessor of today's Internet. It's all downhill from there.



Undertoad  Saturday May 3 02:56 PM

Nice!

I was recently reading about the point in time when they had to add a dot domain to the end of the system's name. There were just too many systems on the net for each to have a unique name. They really didn't foresee how convoluted the naming system would get!



newtimer  Saturday May 3 03:55 PM

...and the world's second spam email?

"You can improve both your manhood AND your credit rating at the same time, with no money down!"



Cicero  Saturday May 3 03:57 PM

lol! Let's get a good look at the pioneerz!

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DanaC  Saturday May 3 05:00 PM

That's wonderful. I love how polite it is compared to modern spam. It's so low key!



xoxoxoBruce  Saturday May 3 05:09 PM

And you'll take note that all this crap started in California... just saying, ya know.



SteveDallas  Saturday May 3 06:24 PM

The demo is in CA, but the mail was from DEC-MARLBORO... i.e. Marlboro, MA, where DEC was headquartered back when they existed. Maybe we should blame the damned New Englanders instead.



Tick  Saturday May 3 06:28 PM

I'm old enough to remember those days. Notice that it was an invitation to a presentation and not an offer of sale. In those days it wasn't acceptable to do business on the internet. Sigh.



Elspode  Monday May 5 10:12 AM

I'll bet when people showed up at the presentation, they found out it was actually a sales pitch for herbal penis enlargement.



sweetwater  Monday May 5 11:39 AM

I wonder when did the term SPAM was first applied to these sorts of solicitations. And did the 'specially prepared meat' suggest the penis enlarger pills & ads that plague us, or is that just coincidence?



glatt  Monday May 5 11:41 AM

Not a Monty Python fan, eh?



sweetwater  Monday May 5 11:45 AM

Of course I am! And if if I wasn't I would not dare admit it. But did it come from that skit?



glatt  Monday May 5 11:56 AM

That's the story that's been going around.



dar512  Monday May 5 03:49 PM

More at Wikipedia



Gravdigr  Monday May 5 05:59 PM




Kingswood  Tuesday May 13 03:01 AM

It's not a realistic depiction of spam mail from 1978. It uses a proportional font, with italics. WYSIWYG wasn't invented then.

If you want the REAL spam experience from 1978, the spam would have to be:
* Monospaced
* 80 columns wide
* Rendered in green text on a black background

At least it has the all-uppercase bit right, though.



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