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Historical Spam Subject Lines

The other day I was scrolling through the spam ads in my e-mail for cheap Rolex watches, sure-fire stock tips, letters from Africa asking for help, and various "marital aids" (I'm not the only one who gets those, right?), and I thought, "Gee, I wonder what these spam subject lines looked like way back in olden times. You know, before there were computers?" Here is what the ancestors of today's spammers would have sent:

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