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19th century spam came by post, prefigured modern spam in so many ways

February 21, 2016 - Uncategorized

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In the 19th century, the nascent advertising industry took notice of the fact that postmasters could send each other letters for free, and bribed them to forward packets of mail to one another to pass on to townspeople (“To Superintendent Sunday School OR ANY ONE INTERESTED IN MUSIC”).


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Source: Boing Boing

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