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SPAM Statistics

Tuesday, September 4th, 2007

Just for kicks, I thought I’d do a little informal spam statistics for my own primary email account on GMail. From August 13 @ 3pm through September 4 @ 9am, I collected, tagged, and archived all the spam email that I received. Over the course of these 23 days, I received just 718 spam emails. [...]


First SPAM Ever

Tuesday, May 1st, 2007

Unsolicited bulk e-mail, or SPAM as we call it today, started it’s infamous life waaaaay back in 1978 on Arpanet, the predecessor to the Internet. Some poor soul thought it would be a good way to advertise to a very select group of folks (“qualified leads” in marketing terms). Boy, it seems the backlash he [...]

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