Word of the Week : Spam

Spam or junk email is the use of e-mail systems to send an unsolicited/unwanted message, especially advertising, as well as sending messages repeatedly on the same site. Spammers harvest recipient addresses from publicly accessible sources, use programs to collect addresses on the web, and simply use dictionaries to make automated guesses at common usernames at a given domain.

The term, “spam“, originates from Hormel Foods’ SPAM (SPiced hAM) canned meat. It means network abuse.




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