Did you think SPAM was a new phenomenon? Think again!
The first 400
The first spammer submitted 400 messages on 4th May 1978 to DEC-users – an early version of what we today call a PC (Personal Computer). The message was sent using ARPANET, the Internet’s ancestor.
Numbers are slightly up…
Since then SPAM has skyrocketed. Recent studies suggest that between 80 to 85 percent of all emails are SPAM. That would equal approximately 100 billion emails a day!
Most of it is caught by more or less intelligent SPAM filters. But for some reason we are still receiving special offers on Viagra, Cialis and letters from our “new” solicitor in Nigeria.