Would Gary Thuerk's first spam email make it through today's spam filters?

Gary Thuerk, a marketing manager at Digital Equipment Corp., was tasked with promoting the company's new T-series of VAX systems to a list of almost 400 interested parties.

Rather than send a separate message to each individual, Thuerk had his assistant, Carl Gartley, write a single mass email.

In celebration of DMN's email marketing, we have decided to reprint the original email in its original form, along with a line-by-line analysis of its text and if it would make it past the filters of today.

DIGITAL WILL BE GIVING A PRODUCT PRESENTATION OF THE NEWEST MEMBERS OF THE DECSYSTEM-20 FAMILY; THE DECSYSTEM-2020, 2020T, 2060, AND 2060T.

This would be a surefire way to get blocked by spam filtering today.

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