Re: Internet Firewall FAQ in Dutch
From: Walter Roberson (roberson_at_ibd.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca)
Date: 9 Feb 2005 20:00:36 GMT
In article <email@example.com>,
Jim Watt <firstname.lastname@example.org_way> wrote:
:On Wed, 09 Feb 2005 09:01:25 -0600, email@example.com wrote:
:>Perhaps you ought to reconsider your definition of "spam."
:I know a lot about it and wrote a Spam analysis program
:in 1969, errr what were you doing at the time?
What were you doing writing a Spam analysis program before the
first spam existed?
"There was an earlier mass electronic mail message sent to a large
community of unwilling readers [my definition of spam] that predates
the 1978 DEC spam. This message was sent using CTSS MAIL about 1971, at
a time of campus unrest and anti-war rallies."
The first IMPs weren't even delivered until August 1969, and though
MIT's single-system email system predates that, there is no
recorded history of spam before 1971, and no recorded history
of commercial spam before 1978.
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