May 3, 1978: First spam email

On this day in 1978, a marketing rep at the Digital Equipment Corporation sent the first unsolicited bulk commercial email (later known as “spam”) to all ARPANET addresses on the United States west coast.

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Wes Platt

Lead storyteller. Game designer and journalist. Recovering Floridian.

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