This Day in Jewish History 1994: Lawyer Couple Invent New Internet 'Service' - Spamming

Martha Siegel and Laurence Canter advertised 'paperwork' services for potential emigrants to America - causing servers to crash as complaints piled in.

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On April 12, 1994, humanity experienced what may well have been the first mass mailing of a commercial message via Internet, when immigration lawyers Martha S. Siegel and Laurence A. Canter advertised their...