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Spam continues to blight e-mail exactly 15 years after the term was first coined and almost 30 years since the first spam message was sent.


The term was picked up in internet chat rooms in the early 1970s and used in a variety of contexts until it became best-known as a reference to unsolicited bulk e-mail, according to research carried out by Brad Templeton, who is chairman of the board at the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

Monday, March 31, 2008
BBC News

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