Saturday, May 3, 2008

30th Anniversary of SPAM

As per this BBC news article, 3rd May 2008 is the 30th Anniversary of email SPAM. The first spam message was sent to 400 users on the ARPANET by a DEC employee on 3rd May 1978. But, this was not yet the beginning of the commercial SPAM era. It was only in April 1994 when a group of immigration lawyers sent the first commercial spam message to more than 6000 USENET discussion groups thus,spawning a new rogue business model using the internet.