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An Ad (Gasp!) in Cyberspace, read the headline in The New York Times, exactly eight years ago. And a community collectively gasped at the audacity of two immigration lawyers from Arizona, who sent out a mass mailer titled "Green Card Lottery" to thousands of Usenet newsgroups' users, breaking an unwritten code.

For the lawyers, Laurence Canter and Martha Siegel, the ruse was a roaring success. But what they triggered on April 12, 1994, continues to haunt our inboxes. We call it spam. Eight years on, Rediff Guide to the Net turns the spotlight on this four-letter word.

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On April 12, 1994, Laurence Canter and Martha Siegel, two immigration lawyers from Arizona, flooded the Internet with a mass mailing promoting their law firm's advisory services. And spam, as we know it, was born.

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