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.