Chapter 12. Fighting Spam

Spam is an unsolicited email attempting to sell a product or service. It seems simple, but the truth is that spam is anything but simple. Spam has become a continuously waged battle between spam senders and everyone who is on the receiving end.

The first recorded commercial message was sent by an employee of DEC, based in Marlboro, Massachusetts, on May 1, 1978. It advertised a DEC computer system and was sent over ARPANET, a network run by the United ...

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