Month: May 2020

Form Spam and what you can do about it

The history of spam is interesting.  While it’s been called spam for only a few decades, the first recorded instance of sending unsolicited messages was over a century ago.  In 1864 Western Union proudly introduced a new telegraph feature where users could send a single telegraphic message to multiple destinations on their network.  This new […]

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The origin of calling junk email spam

While unsolicited email advertisements have been around for decades, it wasn’t until a few years later that it was commonly called “spam”.  The story on how it came to be called “spam” is an interesting one. The actual spam term came from a Monty Python sketch from 1970 where there was a cafe that featured […]

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