truck dumping spam in your mailbox

Spam introduction

How spammers get your email address

Easy way to avoid spam

Spam filters

Motivation for becomming a spammer

Your cost of spam

How spammers operate

Is spamming illegal?

Tracing the sender of spam

Attract women

Fun Spam

Annoyed yet?

Bill Gates also got spam

Spam glossary

Terminology used in context with spamming

Advertisements sent to you without your consent. Spam messages are sent out in large quantity. Spam messages appear in email, newsgroups, webpages and other forms. The term probably comes from a famous Monty Python sketch which featured the word spam repeated over and over. It may also be a reference to a meat product named Spam.

Spamming The action of sending out spam messages.

Spam Filter
An entity for detecting and blocking messages that are spam. Spam filters involve a security level trade-off; the goal is to block all unsolicited email without accidentally filtering out email from legitimate senders.

Spoofing Pretending to be someone else. Attempt to gain access by pretending to be an authorized user. Impersonating, masquerading, and mimicking are forms of spoofing.

Sporn Spam messages containing advertisement for adult content or pornography.


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