I came across this wired article this morning about the first email spammers. Apparently the the first UCE (unsolicited commercial email) was sent on April 12, 1994. I'm very proud to say that I had an email address through the University of Florida about 2 years prior to that. My use of email pre-dates the existence of SPAM. If that's not an impressive pickup line, I don't know what is! Read more.