Hope you'll join me in my uni-finger salute to Spam. (Not the fake ham...the unwanted email!) On this date in 1978, the first official Spam was written and later mailed to 400 Arpanet addresses.
Now that we're drowning in unwanted email, it's almost quaint to look back on the first-ever such email.
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Each day I receive email requests from Nigerian diplomats... wealthy widows and European lottery commissions... and they all say one thing... I'm about to become filthy rich. Too bad they're full of crap.
Then there's the nefarious spoofs and phishers who attempt to trick you out of sensitive log-in data.
Take a moment on this spam-niversary...and protect yourself. It's one thing to be annoyed by spammers... but quite another to unwittingly give up your credit card / account information.
Here's a web site that will point you in the right direction: