Talk:Spam (e-mail)

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First spammers

Shouldn't there be a mention of the egregious Phoenix lawyers (husband and wife), who were the first imbeciles to send out spam -- I'm pretty sure that this is well-documented.... Hayford Peirce 12:26, 20 April 2008 (CDT)

You mean Canter & Siegel, right? One thing to remember is that they were the first commercial spam on Usenet; there had been other spam before. J. Noel Chiappa 13:03, 20 April 2008 (CDT)
Yup. I remember reading about them at the time but I was still 2 years away from my first Internet connection. Here they are: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canter_&_Siegel Too bad that Drawing and quartering has gone out of fashion.... Like Ralph Nader, however, I believe that they are (were) unrepentant.... One, however, is apparently dead and is, I hope, roasting away.... Hayford Peirce 13:16, 20 April 2008 (CDT)

Two articles on spam

This article appears to be a duplicate of the one at spam (internet)

These two articles should probably be merged. Bruce M.Tindall 21:43, 10 January 2009 (UTC)

Absolutely. The question is, Under which name? Or maybe even a third one? (They're not quite duplicates, one of them has more info than the other.) Hayford Peirce 01:41, 11 January 2009 (UTC)