This is new...

From: Pete Turnbull <>
Date: Tue Apr 14 21:16:15 1998

On Apr 14, 12:04, Tim Shoppa wrote:

> > ISTR an article on alt.folklore.computers a year or so back, giving the
> > of the lawyer who sent the first officially-recorded unsolicited email
> I think you're talking about Canter and Siegel, right? While this
> wasn't the "first" spam, Canter and Siegel's "GREEN CARD" postings
> are among the best well-known, and in many ways the most irritating.
> (Canter went on the talk-show circuit after the spam disaster to
> promote his book which claimed to show others how to succeed in
> internet marketing.)

Thanks, Tim, that's what I was thinking of. And thanks to whoever dug out the
posting (sorry no attribution, I hit "delete" a bit too quick). Seems my
memory was close but not wholly accurate. How unusual :-)

Pete						Peter Turnbull
						Dept. of Computer Science
						University of York
Received on Tue Apr 14 1998 - 21:16:15 BST

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