xoxoxoBruce Saturday May 3 02:50 PM
May 3, 2008: Spamfather
And now for something completely different.....
Undertoad Saturday May 3 02:56 PM
newtimer Saturday May 3 03:55 PM
...and the world's second spam email?
Cicero Saturday May 3 03:57 PM
lol! Let's get a good look at the pioneerz!
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.