THIS week, the world marks an anniversary that has changed the face — and other anatomical regions — of email inboxes everywhere: the first known spam email was sent 30 years ago on Saturday.
But the message sent on May 3, 1978 by a marketer for the now defunct DEC computer company to around 400 people on the west coast of the United States wasn't called spam, and the sender dispatched it without ill intent.
More here: For 30 years now, you've been getting spam | NEWS.com.au
There's plenty of tools out there that kill this crap.
Here's one of my favourites although this one is not my main spam blocker, but this a freebie... Agnitum Spam Terrier, Product Page