Thursday, April 24, 2008

What is SPAM?

Many a times i get to see people on net screaming hoarse - this is Spam that is Spam. Spam more than being defined technically has become more of a personal decision.

dictionary.com = to send many copies of a message (= ``junk'') on the Internet, n. Unsolicited e-mail, often of a commercial nature, sent indiscriminately to multiple mailing lists, individuals, or newsgroups; junk e-mail.


wikipedia.org = Spam originally referred to Spam (also written as SPAM), a canned meat product sold by the Hormel Foods Corporation. Since then, many other uses of the term have emerged.
# Spam (Monty Python), a Monty Python comedy sketch. The "Spam" in the sketch refers specifically to the meat. Most later uses of "spam" refer in one way or another to undesirable repetition, and this sketch is considered to be the most likely source of such uses of the term.
# Spam (electronic), unsolicited or undesired bulk electronic messages. There are many types of electronic spam, including

* E-mail spam, unsolicited e-mail.
* Mobile phone spam, unsolicited text messages.
* Forum spam, posting advertisements or useless posts on a forum.
* Spamdexing, manipulating a search engine to create the illusion of popularity for webpages.
* Spam in blogs, posting random comments or promoting commercial services to blogs, wikis, guestbooks.
* Newsgroup spam, advertisement and forgery on newsgroups.
* Messaging spam ("SPIM"), use of instant messenger services for advertisement or even extortion.


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