Terminology used in context with spamming
Spam 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.