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First commercial spam posted on Usenet to 5500 groups

The first commercial spam was posted on Usenet by Laurence Canter and Martha Siegel. They used a Perl script to post their message, “Green Card Lottery – Final One?”, to about 5,500 discussion groups.

The first commercial spam was posted on Usenet by Laurence Canter and Martha Siegel. They used a Perl script to post their message, “Green Card Lottery – Final One?”, to about 5,500 discussion groups.

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