Email vs Capitalism, or, Why We Can't Have Nice Things

Here's a fun overview of the history of email and spam, if you're looking for such a thing. I could pick a nit here and there about certain points, but this presentation from Dylan Beattie works well to provide solid overview. Enjoy.

I do need to point out, just for the record, that it is indeed possible to send mail from cloud services like Google Cloud and AWS. I have servers in both. Indeed, the Spam Resource email newsletter is generated from within a Google Cloud server. But Dylan's meant to be explaining the usual way things work, not potential workarounds and exceptions. (By the way, if you would like to be able to relay mail out through AWS or Google Cloud, just for hobbyist or personal use, drop me a line -- maybe I can help.)

[ H/T: Jonathan Shusta ]

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