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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.

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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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