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Hal Berenson May 13, 2013

You think the email client of the day had a way to import a list of email addresses and create a distribution list from them? I don’t recall them having that capability. More likely one needed to write a script to invoke the mail client for each email address.

Xandrea May 16, 2013

Regardless of how spam started, the fact that it still exists today (and is even more dangerous) tells us a lot about how powerful it is. Spam has – for the lack of an appropriate term – “destroyed” a lot of lives, especially those of victims who never knew what hit them until their identities were stolen or until their family and friends gave money to entities they didn’t know personally. After 35 years, spam continues to grow and evolve – and it seems that it has no plans to stop. So, yes, it should never be left “home alone”.

Lourd May 30, 2013

“Get out the party favors, the cake and the noisemakers: spam turned 35 years old this week, even though it doesn’t look a day over 20″ Or even 10 or 5. They’re one of the very few things that are renewed every morning like dew on the leaves or fog in the mountains. Damn them. Happy birthday, spam. I’m not too happy about this.

Lambert June 2, 2013

One of the blog posts is actually right. A big reason why we couldn’t just kill spam is because we couldn’t define it well. I don’t know how many people consider spam those mass marketing mails sent to them on a daily basis. In fact, our own friends can spam us. As long as the mails are unsolicited or they flood our mails, they can already be deemed as spam.

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