The first spam email ever


WORLD'S FIRST SPAM EMAIL
THE LONGEST LIST OF THE LONGEST STUFF AT THE LONGEST DOMAIN NAME AT LONG LAST

What was the world's first spam email?

We love spam, the kind made famous by Monty Python.

Then there's the kind of spam we don't like very much and here's how it all began.

The first spam email was sent on May 01 1978 by a DEC marketing representative to every ARPANET address on the west coast of the United States.

Thirdly, here it is:

Mail-from: DEC-MARLBORO rcvd at 3-May-78 0955-PDT
Date: 1 May 1978 1233-EDT
From: THUERK at DEC-MARLBORO
Subject: ADRIAN@SRI-KL
To: DDAY at SRI-KL, DAY at SRI-KL, DEBOER at UCLA-CCN,
To: WASHDC at SRI-KL, LOGICON at USC-ISI, SDAC at USC-ISI,
To: DELDO at USC-ISI, DELEOT at USC-ISI, DELFINO at USC-ISI,
To: DENICOFF at USC-ISI, DESPAIN at USC-ISI, DEUTSCH at SRI-KL,
To: DEUTSCH at PARC-MAXC, EMY at CCA-TENEX, DIETER at USC-ISIB,
To: DINES at AMES-67, MERADCON at SRI-KL, EPG-SPEC at SRI-KA,
To: DIVELY at SRI-KL, DODD at USC-ISI, DONCHIN at USC-ISIC,
To: JED at LLL-COMP, DORIN at CCA-TENEX, NYU at SRI-KA,
To: DOUGHERTY at USC-ISI, PACOMJ6 at USC-ISI,
To: DEBBY at UCLA-SECURITY, BELL at SRI-KL, JHANNON at SRI-KA,
To: DUBOIS at USC-ISI, DUDA at SRI-KL, POH at USC-ISI,
To: LES at SU-AI, EAST at BBN-TENEX, DEASTMAN at USC-ECL,
To: EBISU at I4-TENEX, NAC at USC-ISIE, ECONOMIDIS at I4-TENEX,
To: WALSH at SRI-KL, GEDWARDS at SRI-KL, WEDWARDS at USC-ISI,
To: NUSC at SRI-KL, RM at SU-AI, ELKIND at PARC-MAXC,
To: ELLENBY at PARC-MAXC, ELLIS at PARC-MAXC, ELLIS at USC-ISIB,
To: ENGELBART at SRI-KL, ENGELMORE at SUMEX-AIM,
To: ENGLISH at PARC-MAXC, ERNST at I4-TENEX,
To: ESTRIN at MIT-MULTICS, EYRES at USC-ISIC,
To: FAGAN at SUMEX-AIM, FALCONER at SRI-KL,
To: DUF at UCLA-SECURITY, FARBER at RAND-UNIX, PMF at SU-AI,
To: HALFF at USC-ISI, RJF at MIT-MC, FEIERBACH at I4-TENEX,
To: FEIGENBAUM at USC-ISI, FEINLER at SRI-KL,
To: FELDMAN at SUMEX-AIM, FELDMAN at SRI-KL, FERNBACH at LLL-COMP,
To: FERRARA at RADC-MULTICS, FERRETTI at SRI-KA,
To: FIALA at PARC-MAXC, FICKAS at USC-ISIC, AFIELD at I4-TENEX,
To: FIKES at PARC-MAXC, REF at SU-AI, FINK at MIT-MULTICS,
To: FINKEL at USC-ISIB, FINN at USC-ISIB, AFGWC at BBN-TENEX,
To: FLINT at SRI-KL, WALSH at SRI-KL, DRXAN at SRI-KA,
To: FOX at SRI-KL, FRANCESCHINI at MIT-MULTICS,
To: SAI at USC-ISIC, FREDRICKSON at RAND-RCC, ETAC at BBN-TENEXB,
To: FREYLING at BBN-TENEXE, FRIEDLAND at SUMEX-AIM,
To: FRIENDSHUH at SUMEX-AIM, FRITSCH at LLL-COMP, ME at SU-AI,
To: FURST at BBN-TENEXB, FUSS at LLL-COMP, OP-FYE at USC-ISIB,
To: SCHILL at USC-ISIC, GAGLIARDI at USC-ISIC,
To: GAINES at RAND-UNIX, GALLENSON at USC-ISIB,
To: GAMBLE at BBN-TENEXE, GAMMILL at RAND-UNIX,
To: GANAN at USC-ISI, GARCIA at SUMEX-AIM,
To: GARDNER at SUMEX-AIM, MCCUTCHEN at SRI-KL,
To: GARDNER at MIT-MULTICS, GARLICK at SRI-KL,
To: GARVEY at SRI-KL, GAUTHIER at USC-ISIB,
To: USGS-LIA at BBN-TENEX, GEMOETS at I4-TENEX,
To: GERHART at USC-ISIB, GERLA at USC-ISIE, GERLACH at I4-TENEX,
To: GERMAN at HARV-10, GERPHEIDE at SRI-KA, DANG at SRI-KL,
To: GESCHKE at PARC-MAXC, GIBBONS at CMU-10A,
To: GIFFORD.COMPSYS at MIT-MULTICS, JGILBERT at BBN-TENEXB,
To: SGILBERT at BBN-TENEXB, SDAC at USC-ISI,
To: GILLOGLY at RAND-UNIX, STEVE at RAND-UNIX,
To: GLEASON at SRI-KL, JAG;BIN(1525) at UCLA-CCN,
To: GOLD at LL-11, GOLDBERG at USC-ISIB, GOLDGERG at SRI-KL,
To: GROBSTEIN at SRI-KL, GOLDSTEIN at BBN-TENEXB,
To: DARPM-NW at BBN-TENEXB, GOODENOUGH at USC-ISIB,
To: GEOFF at SRI-KL, GOODRICH at I4-TENEX, GOODWIN at USC-ISI,
To: GOVINSKY at SRI-KL, DEAN at I4-TENEX, TEG at MIT-MULTICS,
To: CCG at SU-AI, EPG-SPEC at SRI-KA, GRISS at USC-ECL,
To: BJG at RAND-UNIX, MCCUTCHEN at SRI-KL, GROBSTEIN at SRI-KL,
To: MOBAH at I4-TENEX, GUSTAFSON at USC-ISIB, GUTHARY at SRI-KL,
To: GUTTAG at USC-ISIB, GUYTON at RAND-RCC,
To: ETAC-AD at BBN-TENEXB, HAGMANN at USC-ECL, HALE at I4-TENEX,
To: HALFF at USC-ISI, DEHALL at MIT-MULTICS,
To: HAMPEL at LLL-COMP, HANNAH at USC-ISI,
To: NORSAR-TIP at USC-ISIC, SCRL at USC-ISI, HAPPY at SRI-KL,
To: HARDY at SRI-KL, IMPACT at SRI-KL, KLH at SRI-KL,
To: J33PAC at USC-ISI, HARRISON at SRI-KL, WALSH at SRI-KL,
To: DRCPM-FF at BBN-TENEXB, HART at AMES-67, HART at SRI-KL,
To: HATHAWAY at AMES-67, AFWL at I4-TENEX, BHR at RAND-UNIX,
To: RICK at RAND-UNIX, DEBE at USC-ISIB, HEARN at USC-ECL,
To: HEATH at UCLA-ATS, HEITMEYER at BBN-TENEX, ADTA at SRI-KA,
To: HENDRIX at SRI-KL, CH47M at BBN-TENEXB, HILLIER at SRI-KL,
To: HISS at I4-TENEX, ASLAB at USC-ISIC, HOLG at USC-ISIB,
To: HOLLINGWORTH at USC-ISIB, HOLLOWAY at HARV-10,
To: HOLMES at SRI-KL, HOLSWORTH at SRI-KA, HOLT at LLL-COMP,
To: HOLTHAM at LL, DHOLZMAN at RAND-UNIX, HOPPER at USC-ISIC,
To: HOROWITZ at USC-ISIB, VSC at USC-ISI, HOWARD at LLL-COMP,
To: HOWARD at USC-ISI, PURDUE at USC-ISI, HUBER at RAND-RCC,
To: HUNER at RADC-MULTICS, HUTSON at AMES-67, IMUS at USC-ISI,
To: JACOBS at USC-ISIE, JACOBS at BBN-TENEXB,
To: JACQUES at BBN-TENEXB, JARVIS at PARC-MAXC,
To: JEFFERS at PARC-MAXC, JENKINS at PARC-MAXC,
To: JENSEN at SRI-KA, JIRAK at SUMEX-AIM, NICKIE at SRI-KL,
To: JOHNSON at SUMEX-AIM, JONES at SRI-KL, JONES at LLL-COMP,
To: JONES at I4-TENEX, RLJ at MIT-MC, JURAK at USC-ECL,
To: KAHLER at SUMEX-AIM, MWK at SU-AI, KAINE at USC-ISIB,
To: KALTGRAD at UCLA-ATS, MARK at UCLA-SECURITY, RAK at SU-AI,
To: KASTNER at USC-ISIB, KATT at USC-ISIB,
To: UCLA-MNC at USC-ISI, ALAN at PARC-MAXC, KEENAN at USC-ISI,
To: KEHL at UCLA-CCN, KELLEY at SRI-KL, BANANA at I4-TENEX,
To: KELLOGG at USC-ISI, DDI at USC-ISI, KEMERY at SRI-KL,
To: KEMMERER at UCLA-ATS, PARVIZ at UCLA-ATS, KING at SUMEX-AIM,
To: KIRSTEIN at USC-ISI, SDC at UCLA-SECURITY,
To: KLEINROCK at USC-ISI, KLEMBA at SRI-KL, CSK at USC-ISI,
To: KNIGHT at SRI-KL, KNOX at USC-ISI, KODA at USC-ISIB,
To: KODANI at AMES-67, KOOIJ at USC-ISI, KREMERS at SRI-KL,
To: BELL at SRI-KL, KUNZELMAN at SRI-KL, PROJX at SRI-KL,
To: LAMPSON at PARC-MAXC, SDL at RAND-UNIX, JOJO at SRI-KL,
To: SDC at USC-ISI, NELC3030 at USC-ISI,
To: LEDERBERG at SUMEX-AIM, LEDUC at SRI-KL, JSLEE at USC-ECL,
To: JACOBS at USC-ISIE, WREN at USC-ISIB, LEMONS at USC-ISIB,
To: LEUNG at SRI-KL, J33PAC at USC-ISI, LEVIN at USC-ISIB,
To: LEVINTHAL at SUMEX-AIM, LICHTENBERGER at I4-TENEX,
To: LICHTENSTEIN at USC-ISI, LIDDLE at PARC-MAXC,
To: LIEB at USC-ISIB, LIEBERMAN at SRI-KL, STANL at USC-ISIE,
To: LIERE at I4-TENEX, DOCB at USC-ISIC, LINDSAY at SRI-KL,
To: LINEBARGER at AMES-67, LIPKIS at USC-ECL, SLES at USC-ISI,
To: LIS at SRI-KL, LONDON at USC-ISIB, J33PAC at USC-ISI,
To: LOPER at SRI-KA, LOUVIGNY at SRI-KL, LOVELACE at USC-ISIB,
To: LUCANIC at SRI-KL, LUCAS at USC-ISIB, DCL at SU-AI,
To: LUDLAM at UCLA-CCN, YNGVAR at SRI-KA, LYNCH at SRI-KL,
To: LYNN at USC-ISIB, MABREY at SRI-KL, MACKAY at AMES-67,
To: MADER at USC-ISIB, MAGILL at SRI-KL, KMAHONEY at BBN-TENEX,
To: MANN at USC-ISIB, ZM at SU-AI, MANNING at USC-ISI,
To: MANTIPLY at I4-TENEX, MARIN at I4-TENEX, SCRL at USC-ISI,
To: HARALD at SRI-KA, GLORIA-JEAN at UCLA-CCN, MARTIN at USC-ISIC,
To: WMARTIN at USC-ISI, GRM at RAND-UNIX, MASINTER at USC-ISI,
To: MASON at USC-ISIB, MATHIS at SRI-KL, MAYNARD at USC-ISIC,
To: MCBREARTY at SRI-KL, MCCALL at SRI-KA, MCCARTHY at SU-AI,
To: MCCLELLAND at USC-ISI, DORIS at RAND-UNIX, MCCLURG at SRI-KL,
To: JOHN at I4-TENEX, MCCREIGHT at PARC-MAXC, MCCRUMB at USC-ISI,
To: DRXTE at SRI-KA
cc: BPM at SU-AI

Note here how we get to the body of the message and there are still addresses going into it that wouldn't fit!

MCKINLEY@USC-ISIB
MMCM@SRI-KL
OT-ITS@SRI-KA
BELL@SRI-KL
MEADE@SRI-KL
MARTIN@USC-ISI
MERRILL@BBN-TENEX
METCALFE@PARC-MAXC
JMETZGER@USC-ISIB
MICHAEL@USC-ISIC
CMILLER@SUMEX-AIM
MILLER@USC-ISI
SCI@USC-ISI
MILLER@USC-ISIC
MITCHELL@PARC-MAXC
MITCHELL@USC-ISI
MITCHELL@SUMEX-AIM
MLM@SU-AI
JPDG@TENEXB
MOORE@USC-ISIB
WMORE@USC-ISIB
JAM@SU-AI
MORAN@PARC-MAXC
ROZ@SU-AI
MORGAN@USC-ISIB
MORRIS@PARC-MAXC
MORRIS@I4-TENEX
OT-ITS@SRI-KA
LISA@USC-ISIB
MOSHER@SRI-KL
MULHERN@USC-ISI
MUNTZ;BIN(1529)@UCLA-CCN
MYERS@USC-ISIC
MYERS@RAND-RCC
DRCPM-FF-FO@BBN-TENEXB
NAGEL@USC-ISIB
NAPKE@SRI-KL
NARDI@SRI-KL
NAYLOR@USC-ISIE
LOU@USC-ISIE
NESBIT@RAND-RCC
NEUMANN@SRI-KA
NEVATIA@USC-ECL
NEWBY@USC-ISI
NEWEKK@SRI-KA
NIELSON@SRI-KL
NLL@SUMEX-AIM
NILSSON@SRI-KL
NITZAN@SRI-KL
NOEL@USC-ISIC
NORMAN@PARC-MAXC
NORTON@SRI-KL
JOAN@USC-ISIB
NOURSE@SUMEX-AIM
PDG@SRI-KL
OMALLEY@SRI-KA
OCKEN@USC-ISIC
OESTREICHER@USC-ISIB
OGDEN@SRI-KA
OKINAKA@USC-ISIE
OLSON@I4-TENEX
ORNSTEIN@PARC-MAXC
PANKO@SRI-KL
TED@SU-AI
PARK@SRI-KL
PBARAN@USC-ISI
PARKER@USC-ISIB
PEARCE@USC-ISI
PEPIN@USC-ECL
PERKINS@USC-ISIB
PETERS@SRI-KL
AMPETERSON@USC-ISI
ASLAB@USC-ISIC
EPG-SPEC@SRI-KA
PEZDIRTZ@LLL-COMP
CHARLIE@I4-TENEX
UCLA-DOC@USC-ISI
WPHILLIPS@USC-ISI
PIERCY@MOFFETT-ARC
PINE@SRI-KL
PIPES@I4-TENEX
PIRTLE@SRI-KL
POGGIO@USC-ISIC
POH@USC-ISI
POOL@BBN-TENEX
POPEK@USC-ISI
POSTEL@USC-ISIB
POWER@SRI-KL
PRICE@USC-ECL
RANDALL@USC-ISIB
RANDALL@SRI-KA
RAPHAEL@SRI-KL
RAPP@RAND-RCC
RASMUSSEN@USC-ISIC
RATTNER@SRI-KL
RAY@ILL-NTX
FNWC@I4-TENEX
BRL@SRI-KL
RETZ@SRI-KL
SKIP@USC-ISIB
RICHARDSON@USC-ISIB
RICHES@USC-ECL
GWEN@USC-ECL
OP-RIEDEL@USC-ISIB
RIES@LLL-COMP
RINDFLEISCH@SUMEX-AIM
OP-ROBBINS@USC-ISIB
ROBINSON@SRI-KL
JROBINSON@SRI-KL
RODRIQUEZ@SRI-KL
MARTIN@USC-ISI
ROM@USC-ISIC
ROMIEZ@I4-TENEX
ROSE@USC-ISI
ROSEN@SRI-KL
BARBARA@I4-TENEX
ROTHENBERG@USC-ISIB
RUBIN@SRI-KL
JBR@SU-AI
RUBINSTEIN@BBN-TENEXD
RUDY@USC-ECL
RUGGERI@SRI-KA
RULIFSON@PARC-MAXC
DALE@USC-ISIB
SACERDOTI@SRI-KL
SAGALOWICZ@SRI-KL
ALS@SU-AI
SANTONI@USC-ISIC
SATTERTHWAITE@PARC-MAXC
SAWCHUK@USC-ECL
CPF-CC@USC-ISI
SCHELONKA@USC-ISI
SCHILL@USC-ISIC
SCHILLING@USC-ISI
SCHULZ@SUMEX-AIM
SCOTT@SUMEX-AIM
CPF-CC@USC-ISI
OP-SEATON@USC-ISIB
SENNE@LL
NORM@RAND-UNIX
AFWL@14-TENEX
SHEPPARD@LL-ASG
SHERWIN@USC-ISI
SHERWOOD@SRI-KL
SHORT@SRI-KL
SHORTLIFE@SUMEX-AIM
SHOSHANI@BBN-TENEX
MARTIN@USC-ISI
UCLA-NMC@USC-ISIE
SDL@USC-ISIC
SKOCYPEC@USC-ISI
SLES@USC-ISI
SLOTTOW@UCLA-CCN
NOAA@14-TENEX
SMALL@USC-ISI
DAVESMITH@PARC-MAXC
DSMITH@RAND-UNIX
SMITH@SUMEX-AIM
SMITH@USC-ECL
MARCIE@I4-TENEX
USARSGEUR@USC-ISI
LOGICON@USC-ISI
EPA@SRI-KL
SONDEREGGER@USC-ISIB
SPEER@LL
AMICON-RN@USC-ISI
SPROULL@PARC-MAXC
PROJX@SRI-KL
STEF@SRI-KA
STEFIK@SUMEX-AIM
STEPHENS@SRI-KA
CFD@I4-TENEX
STOCKHAM@SRI-KA
STOTZ@USC-ISIB
ALLEN@UCLA-SECURITY
STOUTE@MIT-ML
STRADLING@SRI-KL
STROLLO@PARC-MAXC
UCLA-0638@UCLA-CCN
CRT@SRI-KA
SUNSHINE@RAND-UNIX
SUTHERLAND@SRI-KL
SUTHERLAND@RAND-UNIX
SUTHERLAND@PARC-MAXC
SUTTON@USC-ISIC
SWEER@SUMEX-AIM
TAFT@PARC-MAXC
TAYLOR@USC-ISIB
TAYLOR@PARC-MAXC
TAYNAI@SUMEX-AIM
TEITELMAN@PARC-MAXC
TENENBAUM@SRI-KL
GREEP@RAND-UNIX
TERRY@SUMEX-AIM
TESLER@PARC-MAXC
THACKER@PARC-MAXC
PWT@RAND-UNIX
TIPPIT@USC-ISIE
TOBAGI@USC-ISIE
TOGNETTI@SUMEX-AIM
TORRES@SRI-KL
TOWNLEY@HARV-10
ELINA@UCLA-ATS
TUCKER@SUMEX-AIM
TUGENDER@USC-ISIB
LLLSRG@MIT-MC
UNCAPHER@USC-ISIB
NOSC@SRI-KL
UNTULIS@SRI-KL
MIKE@UCLA-SECURITY
AARDVARK@UCLA-ATS
UZGALIS;BIN(0836)@UCLA-CCN
VANGOETHEM@UCLA-CCN
VANMIEROP@USC-ISIB
VANNOUHUYS@SRI-KL
VEIZADES@SUMEX-AIM
VESECKY@USC-ISI
AV@MIT-DMS
VICTOR@USC-ISIC
VIDAL@UCLA-SECURITY
OP-VILAIN@USC-ISIB
RV@RAND-UNIX
SDL@USC-ISIC
VOLPE@SRI-KL
VONNEGUT@I4-TENEX
VU@SRI-KL
WACTLAR@CMU-10A
WAGNER@USC-ISI
WAHRMAN@RAND-UNIX
WALDINGER@SRI-KL
WALKER@UCLA-SECURITY
WALKER@SRI-KL
WALLACE@PARC-MAXC
EVE@UCLA-SECURITY
LOGICON@USC-ISI
DON@RAND-UNIX
WATSON@USC-ISIC
WEIDEL@USC-ECL
WEINBERG@SRI-KL
JLW@MIT-AI
LAUREN@UCLA-SECURITY
WEISSMAN@I4-TENEX
WELLS@USC-ISIC
GERSH@USC-ISI
WETHEREL@LLL-COMP
RWW@SU-AI
SCRL@USC-ISI
TWHELLER@SRI-KA
MABREY@SRI-KL
WHITE@PARC-MAXC
WHITE@SUMEX-AIM
WIEDERHOLD@SUMEX-AIM
WILBER@SRI-KL
EPG-SPEC@SRI-KA
WILCOX@SUMEX-AIM
WILCZYNSKI@USC-ISIB
WILE@USC-ISIB
OP-WILLIAMS@USC-ISIB
WILSON@USC-ISIB
TW@SU-AI
SCI@USC-ISI
WISNIEWSKI@RAND-UNIX
WOLF@SRI-KL
PAT@SU-AI
NELC3030@USC-ISI
WYATT@HARV-10
LEO@USC-ISIB
YEH@LLL-COMP
YONKE@USC-ISIB
YOUNGBERG@SRI-KA
ZEGERS@SRI-KL
ZOLOTOW@SRI-KL
ZOSEL@LLL-COMP
DIGITAL WILL BE GIVING A PRODUCT PRESENTATION OF THE NEWEST MEMBERS OF THE
DECSYSTEM-20 FAMILY; THE DECSYSTEM-2020, 2020T, 2060, AND 2060T. THE
DECSYSTEM-20 FAMILY OF COMPUTERS HAS EVOLVED FROM THE TENEX OPERATING SYSTEM
AND THE DECSYSTEM-10 <PDP-10> COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE. BOTH THE DECSYSTEM-2060T
AND 2020T OFFER FULL ARPANET SUPPORT UNDER THE TOPS-20 OPERATING SYSTEM.
THE DECSYSTEM-2060 IS AN UPWARD EXTENSION OF THE CURRENT DECSYSTEM 2040
AND 2050 FAMILY. THE DECSYSTEM-2020 IS A NEW LOW END MEMBER OF THE
DECSYSTEM-20 FAMILY AND FULLY SOFTWARE COMPATIBLE WITH ALL OF THE OTHER
DECSYSTEM-20 MODELS.

WE INVITE YOU TO COME SEE THE 2020 AND HEAR ABOUT THE DECSYSTEM-20 FAMILY
AT THE TWO PRODUCT PRESENTATIONS WE WILL BE GIVING IN CALIFORNIA THIS
MONTH. THE LOCATIONS WILL BE:

TUESDAY, MAY 9, 1978 - 2 PM
HYATT HOUSE (NEAR THE L.A. AIRPORT)
LOS ANGELES, CA

THURSDAY, MAY 11, 1978 - 2 PM
DUNFEY'S ROYAL COACH
SAN MATEO, CA
(4 MILES SOUTH OF S.F. AIRPORT AT BAYSHORE, RT 101 AND RT 92)

A 2020 WILL BE THERE FOR YOU TO VIEW. ALSO TERMINALS ON-LINE TO OTHER
DECSYSTEM-20 SYSTEMS THROUGH THE ARPANET. IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO ATTEND,
PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CONTACT THE NEAREST DEC OFFICE
FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE EXCITING DECSYSTEM-20 FAMILY.

Now you know who to blame!


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