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World’s first spam message got perpetrators $100K

World's first spam generated $100K

Laurence Canter and Martha Siegel, creators of the world’s first commercial spam, made $100,000 off an ad that cost them only pennies. They had posted the spam message on April 12, 1994 to 5,500 Usenet discussion groups.

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