An inappropriate attempt to use a mailing list, or usenet, or other networked communications facility as a broadcast medium by sending the same message to a large number of people including those who may not have needed for it.
Unsolicited "junk" e-mail containing advertising or promotional messages sent to large numbers of people. Sometimes people or companies send sexually explicit unsolicited e-mail, known as "porn spam."
Spam is email that appears in email inboxes without our permission that often contains pornography, scams, unwanted ads and spyware
Junk-mail, most often mass-distributed commercials without concerning about the fact that the reciever doesn't want it.
(slang) â€” Junk e-mail advertising various products that is delivered unrequested to your address. The best way to avoid this is to publish your e-mail address as little as possible on the Internet and to use a Spam filter on your e-mail account.
Electronic junk mail or unsolicited email which has been sent in bulk. Spam usually comprises advertising or an attempt to commit fraud.
Spam is an unsolicited commercial Email. To spam (spamming) is to send unsolicited Messages to a considerable number of recipients.(FR:Spam)
All unsolicited commercial email (UCE) and unsolicited bulk email (UBE) that a recipient does not want to receive. (See also CSS spam, NDR spam, and ham.)
a worthless message that is repeated often enough and loudly enough to inhibit normal conversation. This general concept has been applied to many media, including message boards, chat rooms, and of course e-mail. Spammers are thieves, stealing space in your mailbox, that you paid for so you could use it for private discussions, and reselling it without your knowledge or consent.
Spam is the term used to describe bulk and unsolicited electronic messages. They can a commercial focus, promoting or selling products or services, but increasingly are associated with banking or other fraud, pornography and other questionable aspects of the internet. Individual spam messages are usually distributed in very large numbers automatically and are sent in such a way as to disguise the originator. For further information on the global campaign to reduce spam see: http://www.security.iia.net.au/news/51.html
"SPAM" mail is the practice of sending massive amounts of e-mail promotions or advertisements (and scams) to people that have not asked for it. Spam mail is controversial and there are many levels of definitions for it. Many times, spam e-mail lists are created by "harvesting" e-mail addresses from discussion boards and groups, chat rooms, IRC, and web pages. In addition to being a nuisance, spam also eats up a lot of network bandwidth. Because the Internet is a public network, little can be done to prevent spam, just as it is impossible to prevent junk mail. However, the use of software filters in e-mail programs can be used to remove most spam sent through e-mail. Expanded/Alternate Definition(s) Clarity Connect believes you do more damage to your reputation by sending SPAM than you gain from any additional sales. In many cases, SPAM is generated by disreputable individuals along the lines of the "snake oil salesman" of yesteryear.
Unsolicited bullshit email that pisses people off, normally coming in large quantities. Due to CAN-SPAM, promoting sponsor programs via SPAM will almost always get your account cancelled and void any payments you are owed, since it opens the sponsor up to serious financial and legal liabilities.
Indiscriminately sending unsolicited, unwanted, irrelevant or inappropriate messages, especially commercial advertising in mass quantities, is considered spam. Another term used to describe spam is "electronic junk mail."
colloquial jargon for mass distribution of unsolicited and unwanted electronic mail or newsgroup postings
Not to be confused with the Hormel meat product of the same name, the term spam refers to unsolicited commercial email.
Postings to newsgroups or mail broadcast to a large number of e-mail accounts that usually are irrelevant or not of interest to the recipients. Analogous to postal junk mail.
Unwanted e-mail, usually in the form of advertisements or "get rich quick" schemes.
Spam is e-mail sent indiscriminately to a large number of recipients, usually promoting a product or service. As e-mail costs close to nothing to send, many people have taken this as an invitation to send as much as they can to as many people as they can find. Spam in this sense is sort of like the electronic equivalent of junk mail sent to "Occupant", except that the recipient pays the vast majority of the cost receiving the unwanted mail. See: spam
Spam is unsolicited junk e-mail. From the sender's point of view, it is a form of bulk mail. To the receiver, it is usually considered to be junk e-mail. It's roughly equivalent to unsolicited telephone marketing calls except that the user pays for part of the message since everyone shares the cost of maintaining the Internet. Spammers typically send an e-mail to a distribution list with millions of addresses, expecting only a tiny number of readers to respond to their offer. Spam has become a major problem for all Internet users.
Besides being a canned meat - "spiced ham" made by Hormel, spam has taken on a new meaning. Spam is the common term for unsolicited e-mail. Some common types of spam include ads for pornographic sites, pyramid schemes, and advertisements for products that allow you to send spam. Other types of spam are messages that claim that you will win a prize or help a dying child by sending messages to all of your friends. In addition to being a noun, spam is also a verb, as in "Don't spam me!" Often spammers will take the list of addresses that reply to them and compile new lists to spam. See also SpIM.
Terms that refers to the same thing over and over. Originally applied to massive Usenet crossposting, but now expanded to include most forms of net abuse. The term "spam" is most commonly used to refer to unsolicited e-mail and usenet abuse.
The process of sending out large amounts of unwanted and unrequested email. Email addresses can be obtained from electronic businesses or from educational institutions, sometimes with and sometimes without their knowledge or permission.
Posting an advertisement or advertisements to a large number of inappropriate newsgroups, often including groups which don't allow ads. Contrary to popular belief, the name spam did not descend from the canned product nor from a Monty Python sketch.
Any message or posting sent unsolicited to multiple recipients. People who end spam use software to collect email addresses from newsgroups, mailing lists, and email programs.
In the real world Spam is unwanted meat that comes from a can. On the internet Spam is unwanted advertisements that come from a man.
To post a large number of the same message to irrelevant Usenet news groups, or to distribute a similar message to many e-mail addresses. The term originates from a Monty Python skit in which a restaurant serves Spam in all its menu items.
Like snail mail's "junk mail" - spam is unsolicited e-mail messages or newsgroups postings, usually advertising a product. Watch phrases for spam include "send this to everyone you know," and "post this to all mailing lists."
Unsolicited electronic mail messages, regardless of content, are considered spam. The term ca also be used for 'junk' postings left on message boards and newsgroups. Spam usually takes the form of bulk advertising.
Internet-speak: flooding a newsgroup with irrelevant or inappropriate messages. SPAMing is considered one of the worst examples of bad Netiquette .
Broadly speaking, any email that's not wanted by the end-user. More specifically: unsolicited bulk email; email that you do not want and did not ask for, and was sent to a whole bunch of people by automated means at the same time it was sent to you. This definition deliberately excludes viruses and those stupid jokes sent to you by your Aunt Tillie. There is a second use for the term which means an email message which SpamBayes classified as bad email. That doesn't mean it's so, just that based upon the evidence provided to the classifier it looked like bad email. (See also: ham, unsure.)
any activity designed to trick the search engines into giving a site a higher ranking. Common tactics include hiding keywords as white text on a white page background, submitting a web page to a search engine daily, setting up web rings, links farms and free-for-all pages, building doorway pages, cloaking, stealth tactics, illegal redirection, and unsolicited mass emailing.
Unsolicited e-mail. Despicable waste of storage, bandwidth and people's time.
Unsolicited advertising or junk mail that is distributed by e-mail.
Repeated posting of a message. This is considered inappropriate use of the internet and is grounds for host companies to take away someone's website without reimbursement of fees. A site that tries to get listed by a search engine by submitting numerous times is considered to be spamming, and will not be listed at all. Sending out messages to lists of e-mail addresses of people who don't wish to receive the message and have not contacted the sender is considered spamming, and is grounds for losing one's e-mail.
Unsolicited e-mail message sent to large groups of e-mail recipients, often with the purpose of selling a product. Sometimes referred to as "junk e-mail."
Internet junk, in many forms. Junk email, keyword stuffed websites, and unsolicited self-promotion are all forms of spam. Keeping spam out of the search engine rankings is an ongoing struggle for search engines.
Junk email that hasn't been requested
A spam is the act of sending the same message to many newsgroups. Spamming is generally done by commercial operations who view the Internet purely as a way to sell products and services. This use of the word spam in this context was inspired by a Monty Python sketch. At some computer companies, the word spam has a host of other meanings typically not used by other computer companies. It can also mean "to send E-mail", "to yell at forcefully", "to waste time", etc. This use of the word "spam" was probably inspired by the use of the word "Smurf" in the old Smurf cartoons.
1. v. The act of cross-posting to promote a commercial or personal agenda. Sometimes these messages will be altered slightly to give the appearance of being relevant to the forum topic. 2. n. Cross-posted e mail messages sent to promote a commercial or personal agenda.
The act of asserting unwanted and unrequested advertisement upon an individual or group of individuals
A unprofessional slang term referring to sending a message to multiple newsgroups, mailing lists, or individuals that didn't ask for it. This is becoming the subject of more and more world-wide legislation - many people HATE spam and will never buy from you if you are labeled a spammer.
Spam is to the Internet as unsolicited junk mail is to the postal system.
unsolicited bulk e-mail from a source who is unknown to you
unwanted e-mail sent to a large number of receivers (p. 122)
On the Internet, posting a message (usually some kind of advertisment) in hundreds or thousands or newsgroups and/or mailing lists, whether the content of the message is germane to them or not. This is guaranteed to raise the ire of "netters" and generate thousands of flames directed at the originator of the message. (The term derives from a Monty Python sketch in which a group of Vikings sings, "Spam, spam, spam, spam..." to the distraction of other characters in the sketch, and refers to the mindless repetition of such postings.) The analogous term in the FidoNet world is "bombing run."
Flooding other people's screens with unsightly text, esp. by typing the same thing over and over. OOC spam will get people angry with you very quickly, and IC spam is against the rules.
Spam is the unsolicited, mass distribution of e-mail or newsgroup messages by advertisers. Find out more about spam.
The process of repeating a message ad nauseam until somebody takes notice of you. The meaning of this term is derived from the process of sending electronic junk mail, also termed spam.
The act of posting inappropriate and unsolicited messages to large numbers of e-mail recipients and Usenet news groups. Also refers to the message itself.
To send an inappropriate message (such as an advertisement) to all users of a mailing list or newsgroup, or to many newsgroups. Also, the message itself ("a spam" or "a spam message").
The indiscriminate sending of unsolicited, unwanted, irrelevant or inappropriate messages. Commercial advertising in mass quantities is also considered spam.
An internet term used to describe unsolicited advertising or junk mail.
Unwanted emails. More...
the online version of junk mail; the act of sending email to users who have not given permission for the sender to do so (see opt in/out and netiquette).
An electronic message is "spam" IF: (1) the recipient's personal identity and context are irrelevant because the message is equally applicable to many other potential recipients; AND (2) the recipient has not verifiably granted deliberate, explicit, and still-revocable permission for it to be sent; AND (3) the transmission and reception of the message appears to the recipient to give a disproportionate benefit to the sender.
The same Usenet article posted repeatedly to a large number of individual newsgroups (compare with cross-posting). While many spams are commericial in nature, the content of the article is irrelevant - spam is strictly defined by the quantity of postings.
Unsolicited, and usually unwanted, e-mail messages. Spam often tries to entice you to buy medicines, or American mortgages, or pornography. Spam messages make up a large proportion of all e-mails sent on the internet, but luckily it is possible to block most of it.
To crash a program by overrunning a fixed-site buffer with excessively large input data. Also, to cause a person or newsgroup to be flooded with irrelevant or inappropriate messages.
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.
The commonly used derogatory term used to identify unwanted commercial email.
To use a mailing list or other networked communications facility as if it was a broadcast medium by sending the same message to a large number of people who didn't ask for it. Generally considered an unacceptable practice.
To transmit unwanted messages, usually over email, in a mass amount.
Any unsolicited message sent via e-mail to numerous people.
Act of flooding the Internet with unwanted emails. Spam is known as emails that you would otherwise choose to never receive. It is also an inappropriate attempt to use a mailing list, Newsgroup or Forum..
Spam is unsolicited e-mail message sent to people who did not ask to receive.
an unsolicited message, usually in the form of an advertisement.
is something that can mean different things to different people. For BbBoard spamming is posting the same topic repeatedly in different forums, especially if it was deemed inappropriate and deleted or moved off the board. It is also sending repeated emails or PM's to members who are uninterested in whatever is being sent to them, such as a plea to join their board, sent four or five times. The posting of pyramid schemes and get rich quick schemes on the BbSupport board or other BbBoard's that is reported to email@example.com will result in a Global Ban of the username from the BbNetwork because it is unwelcome spam plain and simple.
Usenet spam is messages posted to a Usenet group that are either commercial in nature, inappropriate to the newsgroup or designed to annoy. Again, Usenet spam does not have to be bulk to be considered spam. Most Usenet newsgroups have a charter, or a set of guidelines, posted regularly to let you know what is appropriate to that newsgroup. For example, unless a newsgroup has "forsale" in it's title, do no post messages asking to buy or sell an item. Also, a newsgroup with ".general" in it's name usually means that forsale and commercial messages are both unwelcome and could cause you to lose your ISP account for posting such messages. Sending spam can cause you to lose your account with your ISP or even be sued by those affected.
Sending large quantities of unsolicited e-mail. This is strictly forbidden by ChristianWebSpace customers.
Slang word for unwanted email which have no relevance.
Although there is no internationally agreed-upon definition of "spam," many countries consider it to be any bulk commercial email sent without the express consent of recipients.
Inappropriate use of e-mail and postings by sending information and advertising to people who did not request them.
unwanted email He was annoyed to find his inbox was loaded with spam.
Unsolicited E-mail that is sent in a huge amount. Spam contains advertising most of the time.
Unsolicited e-mail sent to a large number of people, usually in an attempt to sell products or services.
Unsolicited bulk e-mail, usually advertising doubtful and sometimes unsavoury products and schemes, sometimes testing to see if your e-mail address will yield a response. Never respond to spam in any way, and never click a link that says "click here if you do not want more mail from us". Just delete the mail immediately. Spamming is illegal, and internet service providers are obliged to terminate service to spammers. How to deal with spam, and how to guard against it.
A luncheon meat made famous by Monty Python and now freely distributed over the Internet using TCP/IP on the WWW to your email box as soon as the distributor finds your Domain IP mail box host address.
An excessive number of identical postings to multiple newsgroups. This practice is discouraged because of its drain on network resources. In a more general sense, it can also mean an excess of any data, such as an extremely large file posted to a newsgroup.
To post irrelevant or inappropriate messages to one or more Usenet Newsgroups or mailing lists in deliberate or accidental violation of netiquette.
Flooding some place on the Internet with irrelevant or inappropriate data.
Messages sent via email or posted on a newgroup intended to promote a product or service. Commonly these messages are mass mailed to number of people and often without their prior consent. Often spam mailers (or spammers) use mass mail software and illegal means to broadcast their message but escape reprisal.
The act of spewing out large numbers of electronic messages via e-mail or newsgroups to people who don't want to receive them. Spamming is considered a gross breach of netiquette. The term is believed to be derived from a Monty Python skit in which the word "Spam" is repeated over and over again. Its relation to Spam, the much-maligned pork luncheon meat, is uncertain. Return to the top
Mass emailed "junk" is known as spam.
Anything that nobody wants. Applies primarily to commercial messages posted across a large number of Internet Newsgroups, especially when the ad contains nothing of specific interest to the posted Newsgroup.
Unwanted e-mail, often trying to sell you something.
An Internet-related term with various meanings, but all related to receiving unsolicited content or material. Within the context of search engines, the overall theme is that the site using spam is trying to supply a search engine with content that visitors to the site will not see.
Spam is e-mail you send to someone who didn't request it, as well as blatantly commercial posts. Like the food, spam is greasy and bad for you… It will make people hate you Which means they'll never buy from you, so it doesn't work anyway. For more on the topic, read this article about Symantec's disastrous experience with spam: Wired News This topic is discussed at our Training Center. Please email us for one month's FREE access to ecommerce-training.com. See: Email marketing.
The act of sending an electronic message to a large group of people who did not request it.
Sending of commercial mail to people that didn't ask for it. Also known as UCE.
Unwanted email or irrelevant content delivered. (or as some say, Site Placed Above Mine)
is the use of email lists to blanket groups or private emails with indiscrimination, and unsolicited messages of a promotional nature, and is also ILLEGAL. AD-Site.com takes special measures to ensure that we are NEVER spamming
The verb and noun referring to sending a commercial email message to a large number of people. Also used to cover a multitude of other disruptive, nasty things that happen via email from time-to-time.
Unrequested e-mail sent to a large group of recipients without their permission
an electronic mail message that is transmitted to a large number of recipients who have not requested those messages.
The Internet version of "junk email". Spamming is sending the same message to large numbers of users and is usually to advertise something. Email addresses are collected using cookies, newsgroups and other ways. These emails are often untargeted. (From the Monty Python sketch when the "Spam, Spam, Spam, Spam" song eventually crowded out all conversation.)
The action of sending multiple unwelcome messages to a newsgroup or mailing list.
The term given to junk email.
Unmitigated hype distributed across multiple message boards. As opposed to the targeted hype posted on specific stock boards.
Posting the same message (often advertising) to multiple newsgroups. Spamming is a breach of netiquette. See also Netiquette.
an unwanted e-mail message sent in bulk to thousands of addresses to try to advertise something.
Spam is commercial email that is sent in bulk to random email addresses. It can be annoying and can fill the user's email "in" box making it difficult to find email that is important to the user. On the Cal Poly Pomona network, spam is reduced by a program called " Spam Assassin". It is easier to reduce spam from a single source than spam from multiple, constantly changing sources.
unsolicited mass e-mails.
unsolicited commercial advertisements or messages distributed online.
Often defined as email which was sent without having been requested, its practical definition includes any email that is annoying, off-topic, or unwanted. See also "UBE" and "UCE".
Site Positioned Above Me. Well, not really. Strictly speaking SPAM is UCE. Yes, just that, unwanted email. But it's used to mean a variety of unwanted things. I've even got a SPAM teenager daughter. Usage: Spamming blogs and guestbooks with links to your spammy site may get your spammy ass into spammy SERPS.
Not the meat product from Hormel - spam is the uninvited email that arrives in your email box because you used your email address in public, and "spammers" consider that to be an invitation to send you get rich quick schemes, web sites information for pornographic images, potions to increase the proportion of body parts, and other useless electrons email
SPAM is simply email that you did not request or sign up for. Services like Hotmail.com which provide free email sell your email address to advertisers for SPAMMING.
The act of sending any article, often advertisements, to a large amount of people who have not indicated they have an interest in receiving the article. At the least, it is annoying to receivers and is a bad violation of good internet practices.
Originally a name for mass postings to Usenet newsgroups advertising products or services, regardless of their relevance to the newsgroup. (The name comes from a famous Monty Python sketch in which every conversation is interrupted every few seconds by people shouting "spam spam spam" at the top of their voices). Now generally used to describe bulk commercial advertising emails ( UCE). Sending spam is a violation of most ISPs' AUP.
Unwanted email solicitations with forged address and identities that often contain viruses. more.
An inappropriate attempt to use a mailing list, a conference, or another networked communications facility as if it was a broadcast medium by sending the same message to many people who didn't ask for it.
Massive, junk e-mailing
A common term used to describe sending large numbers of the same unsolicited message, usually an advertisement, to random groups of people.
In Internet parlance, an inappropriate attempt to use a mailing list or other network communications as if it were a broadcast medium by sending the same message to a large number of people who didn't ask for it.
Unsolicated advertising received email, as well as on websites that allow comments. The term also refers to the act of posting blatantly self-promotional content on various websites. Usually, spamming is done by automated, distributed computer programs. Today, manually-created and -posted spam is the exception to the rule.
A term used to describe the sending of unsolicited e-mails, usually marketing goods or services, where permission has not given by the recipient.
To add unwelcome and often commercial advertisements to large numbers of e-mail discussion or newsgroups. Usually the Spams are unrelated to the discussion or topic to which the list is dedicated, and thus are treated as unwelcomed "noise" by the legitimate discussion group members.
1.On the Internet, Spam has come to mean a particular repetitious or bandwidth-consuming act of absolutely no redeeming value. 2. To send an unsolicited advertising message across the Internet to huge numbers of newsgroups.
Generally spam is unwanted, unrequested e-mail or Usenet news. It is typically sent out in bulk to huge address lists that were automatically generated by various robots endlessly searching the Internet and newsgroups for things that resemble e-mail addresses. The legality of spam is a topic of much debate; it is at best only borderline legal, and spammers have been successfully persecuted in some states.
unwanted e-mail messages, especially messages sent out in bulk to a purchased e-mail list and often promoting some kind of get-rich-quick scam
Just as with e-mail, in-game spam is unwanted or pointless chat in a game lobby or in the game itself.
Electronic garbage and Junk postings, often of a commercial nature, typically sent to many uninterested recipents.
refers to the practice of sending commercial email messages or advertisements in an indiscriminating way to a large number of unrelated and uninterested newsgroups.
An inappropriate message (generally email) that is sent in mass quantities to largely disinterested parties. (There is no connection to Spam®, a registered trademark of Hormel Corporation for its processed meat product.) Spyware: Software that is stealthy installed on a computer to monitors the computer without the users' knowledge or consent. Some spyware sends information about the user to another machine over the Internet. SQL (Structured Query Language): A specialized language for querying a database. Most large and some smaller database applications can be addressed using SQL.
The practice of sending massive amounts of e-mail promotions or advertisements (and scams) to people that have not asked for it. Spam e-mail lists are often created by "harvesting" e-mail addresses from discussion boards, newsgroups, chat rooms, IRC, and Web pages. Spam is universally hated by almost everyone except the spammer.
Any e-mail you have not requested and do not want.
Strictly, messages that are unwanted by the recipient. As almost all email falls into this category it can be assumed that this term will replace the term email in due course.
Illegitimate bulk mail
Unwanted and unasked for email that companies or individuals send out to LARGE lists of people without their consent. This is often in the vain attempt to sell people something that they can't sell (because no one wants it, it's illegal, immoral, or too expensive). The name SPAM comes from a Monty Python script that more than just overuses the word SPAM. There are groups that keep a list of spammer's addresses, called 'Real time blacklists', and many ISP's (Internet Service Providers), will automatically block any emails coming from the known spamming addresses. See http://spam.abuse.net
Unwanted e-mail selling everything from pharmaceuticals to motor oils to ... er, sexual aids. Once you get on a spammer's list, they will sell the list to other spammers and you'll NEVER get off their lists until you change your e-mail address. If you can "hide" this from the "mailbots" that search the internet for e-mail addresses, you'll be be ahead of the game.
Spam Spam Spam Spam! Spamming is flooding the world with inappropriate information, such as saying the same thing over and over. This is generally considered bad form, and it can get you barred from a world.
Mass unsolicited email messages, usually of a commercial nature. According to Internet lore, the term originates with a Monty Python skit where the comedy team sings a redundant, useless song: "Spam, spam, lovely spam, lovely spam."
Spam can mean a few things: 1. Unsolicited mail that either contains an advertisement, pornography, or something equally useless and or annoying. 2. On a talker or mud or system in which a user fills the screen with text in order to annoy everyone. Spamming is (as of time of print) only illegal in California, but is highly immoral and goes against everything the Internet has become to be and stands for.
Unsolicited email sent in mass quantities to multiple receipents, usually for marketing purposes.
n. Although this term is used in general to mean any message that nobody wants, it applies specifically to commercial messages posted across a large number of discussion groups. The label SPAM applies especially when the post contains nothing of specific interest to the discussion group participants. Any posts considered to be SPAM will be removed from the Bentley discussion groups.
A term used to refer to the practice of blindly posting commercial messages or advertisements to a large number of unrelated and probably disinterested newsgroups.
Unsolicited e-mail messages, usually that advertise goods or services. Also called junk mail.
(Noun) Junk mail on the Internet, usually sent to newsgroups or via e-mail. (Verb) To send junk mail on the Internet. The term originates from a sketch by the comedy troupe Monty Python's Flying Circus, in which a restaurant serves lots of the canned pork product Spam.
Spam or junk mail is unwanted e-mail that arrives in your mailbox. Typical spam includes messages about money-making schemes, offensive web sites, weight-loss programmes and more. MWEB filters out most spam before it even reaches your mailbox.
Unsolicited email, which annoys many Internet users when it's trying to sell something they have no interest in. The Internet equivalent of junk mail.
Net slang for inane or generally undesireable information on the Internet; usually refers to commercial or "junk e-mail."
Electronic junk mail that can clog up email mail boxes and eat up bandwidth.
A spam is an unsolicited email message, often promoting a useless product. Note: Spamming from a Netmar account is prohibited.
The functional equivalent to unsolicited, electronic junk mail. It is often used to advertise products or to broadcast a political or social commentary. Spam floods a user's inbox with irrelevant, unwanted messages.
Used to describe unsolicited email advertising. Named after a sketch on Monty Python.
Unsolicited e-mail on the Internet. From the sender's point-of-view, it's a form of bulk mail.
Unsolicited email. Sometimes also used to refer to off-topic entries in guestbooks, forums, etc.
Refers to the "junk mail" that you receive in your email inbox. Domain it offers spam and virus filters with all email accounts, keeping your inbox virtually free of spam.
Typically harmless but always annoying, spam is the electronic equivalent of electronic junk mail. Spam can be dangerous though and often it contains links to Web sites that may require you to accept a cookie.
Unwanted e-mails offering products and services of dubious benefit. Various types of anti-spam software are available, but the first line of defence may be your own Internet Service Provider, many of whom offer spam-filtering services. The golden rule is never to reply to a spam email, especially if it encourages you to click a link in order to unsubscribe from the mailing list. This will only confirm to the spammer that your email address is in use, and result in yet more spam.
Spam refers to electronic junk mail or newsgroup postings, more specifically, unsolicited e-mail advertising for some product sent to names on a mailing list or newsgroup. Because spam wastes time and also eats up a lot of network bandwidth, there are many organizations and individuals who assumed the task of fighting spam. However, the very public nature of the Internet does make it as difficult to prevent spamas it is to prevent junk mail. There is some debate about the source of the term, but the generally accepted version is that it comes from the Monty Python song, "Spam spam spam spam, spam spam spam spam, lovely spam, wonderful spam." Like the song, spam is an endless repetition of worthless text. Another school of thought maintains that it comes from the computer group lab at the University of Southern California who gave it the name because it has many of the same characteristics as the lunchmeat Spam: nobody wants it or ever asks for it.
Spam refers to the practice of blindly sending commercial messages or advertisements to email users.
Unsolicited email sent in mass quantities to multiple recipients, most often for marketing purposes. Highly annoying and constituting one of the most serious netiquette violations.
Unrequested advertising email (just like junk mail at home), a multimillion dollar market and a great nuisance. It is important to never publish one's e-mail address on the internet to avoid it being collected by spammers.
Unsolicited commercial e-mail, or just junk mail.
Unsolicited e-mail, often of a commercial nature, sent indiscriminately to multiple mailing lists, or newsgroups; junk e-mail. As applies to search engines - the act of submitting sites to search engines repeatedly, excessive repetition of keywords within your web site's code & use of unrelated keywords. To report spam use these email addresses : Google: firstname.lastname@example.org Inktomi: email@example.com AllTheWeb.com (FAST): firstname.lastname@example.org AltaVista: email@example.com Teoma/AskJeeves: firstname.lastname@example.org Open Directory Project: email@example.com LookSmart: firstname.lastname@example.org
Email that is sent to a user without the user asking for it, or wanting to receive it.
The online equivalent of "junk mail", usually ads or promotions or deliberate disruptions.
Definition: Usually refers to unsolicited email that promote products or services. SPAM can also be referred to as unethical on-page optimization tactics bad SEO companies use to get websites high rankings.
Not the Hormel Corp. processed meat product. Rather, an inappropriate attempt to use a mailing list, or USENET or other networked communications facility as if it was a broadcast medium (which it is not) by sending the same message to a large number of people who didn't ask for it. ** BrewCrew Design does NOT tolerate our servers being used for spam
Email sent without the recipient's permission. (Also see UCE)
Spam is the email equivalent of junk mail or nuisance phone calls. Spam can simply be defined as all unsolicited electronic mail sent out in bulk to individuals/organisations that have not consented to receive it.
The online equivalent of junk mail sent out indiscriminately.
Slang term used for unsolicited e-mail.
(n) - Any typed, keybound or microphone chatter or recordings that is annoying to other players "Spam the URL, SeaBass." (v) - To repeatedly type phrases or voicespam until other players are annoyed "I spammed the mac10crew.com URL all over the place."
Spam is junk mail over the internet
E-mail that is neither wanted nor asked for, "spam" can either come appearing as a normal e-mail, or will identify itself as such in the subject heading. The majority of "spam" is unsolicited business advertisements.
(n) Unsolicited (usually commercial) e-mail sent to a large number of addresses (v) To send unsolicited e-mail to numerous addresses.
Spam refers to electronic junk mail or junk newsgroup postings. Some people define spam even more generally as any unsolicited e-mail. In addition to being a nuisance, spam also eats up a lot of network bandwidth. Because the Internet is a public network, little can be done to prevent spam, just as it is impossible to prevent junk mail. However, the use of software filters in e-mail programs can be used to remove most spam sent through e-mail.
Unsolicited, untargeted bulk commercial email. It's the 'four-letter word' of Internet marketing
Spamming is an inappropriate use of a mail list or other Internet communications medium for "junk mail" mass-broadcast. A common form of Spamming is posting messages to a large number of News Groups where the post's content is inappropriate to the News Groups' subject matter.
(or Spamming) Sending the same message to a large number of people who didn't ask for it.
Spam is the email equivalent of junk mail. It is email that you have solicited and that usually involves some kind of advertising.
a processed meat product of (dubious) quality; a registered trademark of Hormel; e-mail promoting products, services, or ideas sent to hundreds (thousands, or even millions) of recipients who have not asked to receive it
unsolicited email promoting products, services etc.
inappropriate use of mailing lists
A colloquial term referring to the act of posting the same message to several inappropriate newsgroups, or mass-mailing unsolicited email messages to several users.
The Internet is a wonderful way of communicating, just as postal mail ("snail mail") has been in the past. Unfortunately, the newsgroups and e-mail boxes of the world have already developed their equivalent to junk mail. It's called "spam," and it's not good Internet manners. When you see the same make-money-fast message in all the newsgroups and in your mailbox, the Net has been spammed. Since most of these mass-mailing (or mass-posting) messages are irrelevant to the groups and recipients who get them, spam is considered a serious breach of Net etiquette.
an unsolicited posting usually off-topic sent to many discussion groups at once
is an Internet slang for when someone indiscriminately sends the same email message to various newsgroups or to people who would not otherwise choose to receive it.
The popular name for unsolicited commercial email or email no longer wanted even if it comes from a mailing list joined voluntarily. However, it also refers to any search engine marketing method that a search engine deems to be detrimental to its efforts to deliver relevant search results. Examples of spam include the use of doorway pages, keyword stuffing, and hidden text. Also known as spamdexing.
Unsolicited commercial E-mail, generally sent to a list of 'victims'. The definition has of late expanded to include any unsolicited mass E-mail. Recipients are usually annoyed or angered by spam. When the sender is easily identified there is usually a strong response. Those who send spam can lose their Internet connection and be fined, although most professional spammers expect this and use services where there is little or no penalty, and quickly move from service to service. Spammers are generally interpreted as lacking ethics or morals. One resource for reporting spam is SpamCop (http://spamcop.net).
Stupid Pointless Annoying Messages.
Spamming is the use of any electronic communications medium to send unsolicited messages in bulk. In the popular eye, the most common form of spam is that delivered in e-mail as a form of commercial advertising. However, over the short history of electronic media, people have done things comparable to spamming for many purposes other than the commercial, and in many media other than e-mail. In this article and those related, the term spamming is used broadly to refer to all of these behaviors, regardless of medium and commercial intent.
An inappropriate attempt to use a mailing list, or USENET or other networked communications facility as if it was a broadcast medium (which it is not) by sending the same message to a large number of people who didn't ask for it. The term probably comes from a famous Monty Python skit which featured the word spam repeated over and over. Email spam can be dealt with to some extent by using 'Spaminator' tools and filters.
Junk email from an unsolicited source, usually advertising a product or service.
Some unsolicited commercial e-mail (spam) allegedly involves diamonds. Typically the vendor has £20 million worth of stolen diamonds he will sell you for 20% of their value in exchange for your help. Ignore
Unauthorised or unsolicited marketing material, usually received in the form of emails or SMS text messages
Spam is unsolicited email. The term can include both marketing emails from bona-fide companies, less tasteful mails from people promoting pornographic web sites, mails designed to tempt the recipient to complete a financial transaction with a fraudster, phishing attempts and mails carrying viruses or worms.
unsolicited email. It is generally considered to be poor etiquette to send spam. If you want to send information about your web site or business, you should choose an opt-in e-mail list.
Spam is the electronic equivalent of junk mail â€“ unsolicited and usually commercial e-mail messages.
Unsolicited, unwanted, bulk, commercial e-mail.
Spam is unsolicited and unwanted email.
Unwanted junk email. Currently, the volumes of Spam are actually putting the viability of email in doubt.
The use of e-mail systems to send large volumes of unsolicited e-mail to lists of e-mail addresses compiled without the recipients' consent. Spam is generally viewed negatively and is illegal in some jurisdictions. Contributed by: MarcommWise Staff
E-mail posted in bulk to all and sundry regardless of who or who has not requested information or agreed to receive bulk mailings. For example, using Postmaster Direct mailing services, mail is only posted to people who have requested information on specific or general subjects. Hence the reason Postmaster Direct mailings begin something like: 'This mail is never sent unsolicited …'
Means unsolicited e-mail.
to Spam is to indiscriminately send unsolicited, unwanted, irrelevant, or inappropriate messages, especially commercial advertising in mass quantities. As a noun, it means electronic "junk mail".
To send unsolicited e-mail messages. See UCE
Flooding message boards, newsgroups, mailing lists, or your mailbox with off- topic messages--usually ads or promotions or deliberate disruptions. It is a major violation of netiquette, and it violates member agreements in most places and can lead to account cancellation. The term was inspired by an old Monty Python sketch about a repetitive menu with spam, spam, eggs, and spam.
n Although this term is used in general to mean any message that nobody wants, it applies specifically to commercial messages posted across a large number of newsgroups. The label 'spam' applies especially when the post contains nothing of specific interest to the newsgroup participants. An increasing number of people also receive spam via e-mail. This electronic form of direct mail advertising is more insidious than the traditional (snail mail) form because there is virtually no cost to the advertiser. For some people, being buried under hundreds of spam messages each day has become all-too-real and problematic.
Internet speak for "Unsolicited Commercial Email". SagePost does has a strict anti-spam policy and for pragmatic as well as ethical reasons, we do not recommend the use of spam as a means of advertising.
An unsolicited message delivered by electronic mail usually for commercial purposes. The Internet equivalent of "junk mail".
Unsolicited bulk commercial email, basically advertisements sent over email to extremely large numbers of people at once. Also used sometimed in reference to other intrusive forms of online advertising, eg. usenet spam or comments spamming on online journals.
Unsolicited email messages. (Not to be confused with the trade name for a rather tasty canned meat product.)
Sending copies of the same message to large numbers of newsgroups on the Internet. It especially refers to inappropriate messages aimed at generating responses. All of this puts a strain on Internet resources and is thus frowned upon by Internet users. See Also: Maillist , USENET
Junk e-mail. Spamming is when someone sends the same message to a large number of users, usually to advertise something. It is an inappropriate use of bandwidth, which slows down the network and is generally annoying to be on the receiving end of.
Junk email that is sent en masse, usually to advertise. The word is also used as a verb.
Repetitive, soliticious or otherwise annoying e-mail or message board posts that nobody wants and which are often deleted before being read. A so-called "meat" "food" product. No one is quite sure what animal it comes from.
Unsolicited bulk email, normally sent for a commercial or fraudulent purpose. SPAM is an effective means of advertising as the costs of distribution of SPAM email is very low. Thus, even with a very low success rate, SPAMs can afford to send millions of emails to generate a few positive responses. In recent years a number of governments around the world have attempted to regulate SPAM via legislation (including Australia), however the prevalence of SPAM has not yet abated.
Spam is an unsolicited email or newsgroup message on the Internet. Spam is widely frowned upon by the Internet community, and sending or posting spam messages may cause your ISP to terminate your Internet access.
Unsolicited (usually commercial) email sent to a large number of addresses. Also used as a verb: To send unsolicited email to numerous addresses.
Unsolicited bulk email sent to sell or advertise products or for other commercial purposes.
An inappropriate attempt if sending the same message to a large number of people who didn't ask for it. The term probably comes from a famous Monty Python skit which featured the word "spam" repeated over and over. The term may also have come from someone's low opinion of the food product with the same name, which is generally perceived as a generic content-free waste of resources. See Also: Maillist , Usenet , E-mail
Electronic junk mail. Spam is generally e-mail advertising for some product sent to a mailing list.
The popular name for unsolicited commercial email. However, some email recipients define spam as any email they no longer want to receive, even if it comes from a mailing list they joined voluntarily.
fake emails that try to trick you into giving away your personal information
An inappropriate attempt to use email, a mailing list, USENET, or similar networked communications for sending the same message to a large number of recipients.
You know how mad you get when a telemarketer calls you up early Saturday morning, disturbing your sleep? Well, spam is just as annoying, and we're not talking pink luncheon meat here. To "spam" is to bombard e-mail channels or newsgroups with unwanted messages, advertisements, or other junk mail. It's rude, rude, rude.
This term refers to multiple e-mails sent to those who are not interested in what they have to offer. Compare spam to the junk mail you receive in your snail mail box. The Doctor strongly suggests you never send unsolicited e-mail to anyone. You WILL get flamed, you may even loose your ISP account as many Internet Service Providers will disconnect you when they receive complaints about you Spamming. Other Netizens will complain to your ISP. This practice is not tolerated by the Internet Community as a whole. How do you know when you have received SPAM? Read NetManners.com's article Spam, Spam, Eggs & Spam!.
Normally a processed meat product, online its an unwarranted usage of a mailing list typically for products we have no interest in purchasing.
An obnoxious practice of mass advertising to clients through e-mail, IRC, a browser, or any other communication device.
The act of blindly sending commercial messages or advertisements to email users or posting to newsgroups.
Spam is an electronic form of junk mail. Recipients are usually mass emailed even though they did not request the information.
To send unsolicited commercial e-mail, usually in large amounts and indiscriminately, to discussion groups or subscriber bases.
Massive, indiscriminate mailings and unsolicited advertising by e-mail.
Slang term for unwanted email or newsgroup messages, often commercial advertising.
Unsolicited e-mail or inappropriate newsgroup posting, including posting ads to newsgroups that specifically prohibit advertising.
Electronic junk mail or junk newsgroup postings. Some people define SPAM even more generally as any unsolicited email. However, if a long-lost brother finds your email address and sends you a message, this could hardly be called SPAM, even though it's unsolicited. Real SPAM is generally email advertising for some product sent to a mailing list or newsgroup. Sending unsolicited email will not be tolerated. If you send SPAM, your account is subject to termination without prior notice or warning. See our SPAM information.
Junk email or junk newsgroup posts. Spam is usually some sort of advertising, inappropriately sent to a mailing list or newsgroup. Spam not only wastes the recipient's time, but also misuses network bandwidth. We do not support spam--take a look at our policy.
repetitive mass marketing emails sent for profit. Also a tinned meal produced by Hormel Foods Ltd.
Junk email that advertises a variety of services, none of which you really want. It's frowned upon in the Web community but it's best not to reply to any of it because the spammers then know they have found a real email address. Block the email address in your mail program or go to a spam-fighting service on the Internet. It's thought the famous Monty Python spam song inspired the term.
Junk email that arrives in your mailbox that you didn't ask to get.
(slang) To send unsolicited E-mail or newsgroup postings to multiple—and usually inappropriate and uninterested—locations. Named for a Monty Python comedy skit in which the characters incessantly repeat the words, "Spam, spam, spam, spam..."
Spam is unsolicited email sent to many people at once, usually involving advertising or offering services.
Unwanted junk email, usually advertising. In the context of web pages, spam sites are sites that have no real use or value or sites that rank in search engines for keywords that do not relate to the content or purpose of the site.
Unsolicited e-mail from an unknown source.
NOT the luncheon meat made famous by Monty Python but instead it's junk mail distributed over the Internet using TCP/IP on the WWW to your email box as soon as the distributor finds your Domain IP mail box host address.
Spam is flooding the Internet with many copies of the same message, in an attempt to force the message on people who would not otherwise choose to receive it. Most spam is commercial advertising, often for dubious products, get-rich-quick schemes, or quasi-legal services. Spam costs the sender very little to send -- most of the costs are paid for by the recipient or the carriers rather than by the sender. Source: Fight Spam on the Internet! (spam.abuse.net) - What is spam
Unsolicited e-mail or newsgroup postings, frequently advertising, but it can also take the form of chain letters, virus warnings and even false online petitions. Typically looked upon as similar to junk mail or to telemarketing calls.
Unsolicited email. This term encompasses everything from those annoying jokes your friends send you to the multi-level marketing schemes appearing in your email box every day.
E-mail that is both unsolicited and is commercial in nature. eBay policy prohibits members from sending spam.
Unrequested email, usually ads or special offers from companies.
Unsolicited e-mail, often of a commercial nature, sent indiscriminately to multiple mailing lists, individuals, or newsgroups; junk e-mail. For more specific information about SPAM, please go to http://www.FTC.gov/spam
Unsolicited junk e-mail. Supposedly stands for "Stupid Person's Annoying Message".
Unsolicited or inappropiate e-mail. Also known as "junk mail".
Slang for unsolicited bulk email (UBE). IMC's discussion of UBE
(noun) Junk e-mail that is sent, unsolicited and in bulk, to advertise products or services or publicize a message. The term may have originated from a Monty Python skit. (verb) To send unsolicited bulk e-mail to advertise products or services or publicize a message.
Spam is an Internet term for unsolicited commercial email. This often puts people in trouble by false appeals.
An inappropriate use an e-mail list, usually to advertise a product or sevice -- The Internet version of junk mail. The term probably comes from a famous Monty Python skit which featured the word spam repeated over and over. Spam is also a registered trademark of Hormel Corporation, for its processed meat product. They tried stop their name from being used in such a derogatory manner but soon gave up due to the negative publicity generated by their silly campaign.
Scamming, pornographic, advertising and malicious emails. Information that annoys the hell out of you and that you don't want. It's the virtual equivalent of junk mail, but even worse.
Junk, unsolicited email sent to masses of people to advertise products or services.
The practice of sending large numbers of unsolicited, commercial e-mail messages or newsgroup postings. The actual spammed message. Also known as "junk e-mail". Table of Contents
Junk email, or a Hormel canned pork product.
A slang term for unsolicited commercial bulk e-mail or news postings, or in other words: junk mail. Most spams involve advertising of some sort that is sent to a list of many people who have not previously agreed to receive such advertisements. In general, it's not considered good netiquette to send spam and is a violation of the Terms of Service agreements for responsible Internet providers.
To send unsolicited email, usually a marketing message, especially when the mail is sent to many people at once.
Sending Particularly Annoying Messages. sending an article to everyone instead of the specific group that might be interested. Electronic junk mail.
Unsolicited, typically bulk email which is not wanted by the recipient and may contain offensive language and images
Unsolicited junk e-mail; sometimes known to carry viruses.
Unsolicited Commercial Email. Otherwise known as junk email. Email that is not solicited. Can also be described as the act of sending unsolicted email.
An article (almost always an ad or personal) posted to a large number of groups which is clearly irrelevant to the groups. Technically, a spam is posted to one group at a time, while a velveeta/Jello is cross-posted, though the term 'spam' is used much more generally these days.
Unsolicited email or newsgroup postings, often consisting of commercial advertising, which is sent to a large number of individuals or newsgroups. (The name is a reference to a sketch by the British comedy troupe Monty Python.)
Superfluous Pieces of Additional Mail
The act of sending e-mail to uninterested recipients or of posting inappropriate messages to uninterested newsgroups or mailing lists.
Bulk junk mail or postings sent via the Internet, generally advertising or other unsolicited e-mail.
According to several online dictionaries, the term comes from a skit on the Monty Python's Flying Circus television show about Spam, the trademarked canned meat product. It now refers to unsolicited e-mail.
To indiscriminately send unsolicited, unwanted, irrelevant, or inappropriate messages, especially commercial advertising in mass quantities. Noun: electronic "junk mail". Spam can contain worms, viruses and other malicious code. For more information, see [link: http://onguardonline.gov/spam.html
Unsolicited email, unwanted by the recipient.
An inappropriate attempt to use a mailing list, or USENET or other networked communications facility. Check your country, for current rules and regulations.
The transmission of bulk, unsolicited mail is referred to as "spamming". This is actually illegal on the internet and if caught or reported, and organization can be shut down and taken off the internet. Typically, even though spammers know that they will be shut down for this activity, they also know that they still will have hit some 200,000 emails before that happens.
(or Spamming): electronic junk mail or junk newsgroup postings, generally e-mail advertising for some product sent to a mailing list or newsgroup.
Although SPAM is technically something else, it usually refers to unsolicited e-mail. Unsolicited e-mail is any email message received where the recipient did not specifically ask for it.
1) Commonly refers to unwanted email, or bulk email. 2) A term used to describe the unwanted duplicate copies of a newsgroup posting which appears in multiple newsgroups. 3) "Spamming" or "Spamdexing" is the construction of Web pages using techniques which attempt to deceive the Search Engines into placing those pages higher in search results than would normally by warranted (a form of misrepresentation in advertising).
Spam is the computer equivalent of junk mail and refers to unwanted email. Spam is often used to advertise products because of its low cost and potential to reach a large number of people.
The electronic equivalent of junk mail. Your email program can be set up to filter and trash junk mail based on certain criteria. Don't be tempted to open or reply to spam. It's safest to just delete them and NEVER open an attachment.
Unsolicited junk mail usually sent in bulk to huge lists of e-mail addresses.
An inappropriate attempt to use email, USENET, or another networked communications facility as if it was a broadcast medium (which it isn't) by sending the same message to numerous people who didn't ask for it. Many email services have "spam filters" to help reduce the amount of spam emails.
An article that is sent to hundreds or thousands of different newsgroups, and has nothing to do with any of them. Often advertisements or " MAKE MONEY FAST"-type chain letters. Very annoying and a very bad violation of netiquette. The act of sending spam is "spamming." Someone who sends spam is a "spammer." The term "spam" comes from the Monty Python sketch where the name of the canned meat product is used so often that it crowds everything else out.
Unwanted, usually advertisement email. Spam are usually sent in bulk and the recipient addresses are obtained by illegal means (e.g. by tapping the network communication).
Also referred to as "junk e-mail", spam is the common name for unsolicited e-mail sent to many recipients at one time.
Spamming, spam indexing An inappropriate attempt to use a mailing list, or other networked communications facility as a broadcast medium (which it is not) by sending the same message to a large number of people who did not request it. Can also mean an attempt to fool search engine spiders into ranking web pages higher than they would normally be, by the over use of various keywords, or misleading meta content, or repeated resubmissions (Spam indexing)
Unsolicited bulk email generally sent for commercial or political purposes, and always sent using an automated email program.
Unsolicited junk messages sent to a large number of people via e-mail, USENET, or other communications.
Junk email from people trying to sell you something.
Unsolicited E-mail; also the act of sending someone junk E-mail.
spiced ham - Hormel's famous can o' additives has given its name to something almost as disgusting: junk email. Spam can be a mass mailing to bulletin boards, newsgroups, or lists of people. But spam is never welcome: if you spam or get spammed, flame wars can ensue.
electronic mail message that is transmitted to a large number of recipients, most of whom have not requested it. It is also called Unsolicited Bulk Email (UBE) or the more narrowly defined Unsolicited Commercial Email (UCE)
(Stupid Persons' AdvertiseMent). Unsolicited advertisements sent to a user or newsgroup.
A collective name for those marketing techniques that are intrusive, offensive and/or unethical in some way. A major characteristic is that it aims its message at a wide (often in the millions), untargeted audience - which it can afford because electronic distribution is very cheap. The most common form of spam is unsolicited commercial e-mail. In the search engine world, regular mass submission of web pages to search engines is also referred to as spam or spamdexing . The term spamdexing is also used to refer to all SEO techniques that are deceptive or unethical.
Unsolicited email, often with a pornographic content. Unscrupulous advertisers send out thousands of emails at a time using automated software in the hope of receiving just one or two replies.
The use of mailing lists to blanket usenets or private e-mail boxes with indiscriminate and unsolicited advertising messages. Spam is universally considered very bad netiquette and bad business.
Annoying unwanted e-mail solicitations.
Unsolicited bulk email, the online version of junk mail.
inappropriate commercial message of extremely low value.
Unsolicited bulk email that is largely commercial in nature.
Mass electronic mailings to recipients who have minimal or no relationship to the sender, typically of advertising or other promotional material. Spam takes advantage of e-mail technologies that permit a single message to be transmitted to multiple users, and quickly and inexpensively flood e-mail systems. Spamming is regarded as a serious breach of Netiquette, may be grounds for terminations of a user's rights by many ISPs, and is regulated to some extent in some states. Return to the top
Unsolicited commercial email, often sent in bulk quantities.
Unsolicited email, usually advertising a product, often pornography. Like viruses, spam has become an internet nuisance as hundreds of millions of unwanted messages are transmitted daily to almost every email recipient.
This is transmit unwanted messages, usually over email, to a great many people.
Unsolicited bulk email, or junk mail.
an unwelcome electronic mail message usually sent to a large number of recipients.
A common term used to describe unsolicited commercial emails. These are commercial emails sent to large groups of addresses that have been purchased or accumulated by searching the Internet.
An unwanted, obtrusive advertising that gets sent to you via email or is posted on newsgroups or boards is considered SPAM. Email SPAMMING is against most rules set up by sponsorship programs and you can be fined for it or lose your ISP access if complaints are filed against you. To put it short: Don't Spam! Wanna learn more? Visit spam.abuse.net.
Spam is unsolicited bulk email.
To spam is to flood Usenet newsgroups or mailing lists with unwanted unsolicited information. A spam may be material advertising get-rich-quick scheme or a paranoid rant.
unsolicited electronic mail; the internet version of junk mail
Unwanted emails offering products and services of dubious benefit are often called Spam. Various types of anti-spam software are available, but the first line of defence may be your own Internet Service Provider, many of whom offer spam filtering services.
Any mass-mailed material meant for self-promotion, advertisement, or pure silliness. Spam, or electronic junk mail, is probably one of the most offensive aspects of the Internet.
Also Known As: Unsolicited Commercial Email Definition: Unwanted messages sent to your email account or mobile phone. These messages are essentially commercial: they may try to persuade you to buy a product or service, to visit a website where you can make purchases, or may attempt to trick you into divulging your bank account or credit card details.
is junk email. The term comes from an old Monty Python sketch where the characters keep nonsensically repeating the word spam, spam, spam, spam, spam
In the mid-90s, spam referred to over-saturating newsgroups with the same message. The term itself derives from a skit by Monty Python. Now, spam has gained additional meanings. Spam is used as a general term for unsolicited email. In its more narrow sense, spam refers to advertising emails, which means that worms, hoaxes, phishing emails and auto responders are not counted as spam.
Unsolicited commercial email. It is sent, usually in bulk, through "open-relays" to millions of persons. Spam is cost-shifted advertising. It takes a toll on Internet users' time, their resources, and the resources of Internet Service Providers (ISP). Most recently, spammers have begun to send advertisements via text message to cell phones.
Unsolicited commercial email (UCE). Commonly called spam, from the Monty Python skit where a restaurant serves nothing but spam.
Not spiced ham, but just as repulsive to most people. Spam is an unsolicited piece of advertising sent via email or posted to a newsgroup.
Slang for posting the same message to multiple newsgroups.
Unwanted and unnecessary messages such as advertisements sent to newsgroups and mailing lists. (8/97)
A broad term mainly referring to unsolicited junk email. See spamdexing.
An expression for unsolicited email, generally from a company trying to get you to visit their web site or an offer to make money.
Spam is any unsolicited commercial email. The subject material of spam is unwanted and the volume is often frustrating and annoying.
Mass emailings that are used to market products or websites. Keeping your email private and using a free email address service for anywhere you post your email publicly goes a long way to avoiding this mess.
Unwanted and unsolicited messages, either on a discussion list or as an e-mail message.
Sending unsolicited junk e-mail or netnews articles to vast numbers of people or locations.
Electronic junk mails distributed to a wide, often inappropriate, audience.
The act of excessively or over-aggressively duplicating a message and broadcasting it all over the Internet; can incite flames in response. See Chapter 9.
Term used to describe unsolicited email that usually peddles products or services. The electronic version of junk mail.
The common term for junk or unwanted e-mail, usually advertising, that is sent to people who did not give permission to be on such a mailing list.
The Internet version of junk mail; unsolicited messages sent to a large number of people.
This means unsolicited email or 'junk mail' and is considered to be bad netiquette (Internet etiquette) to do so.
Unsolicited Email. This is like junk mail you get in your mail box, advertisements, etc.
An attempt to use a mailing list, Usenet newsgroup or other network communications facility as if it was a broadcast medium (which it is not) by sending the same message to a large number of people who didn't ask for it. The term probably derives from a famous Monty Python skit. It may also have come from someone's low opinion of the food product of the same name. (Spam is a registered trademark of Hormel Corporation for its processed meat product.)
Unsolicited e-mail, often of a commercial nature, sent indiscriminately to multiple mailing lists, individuals, or newsgroups; junk e-mail. Source: Dictionary.com
Unsolicited email. Spam is email sent to people that hasnâ€(tm)t asked to hear from you. The term of spam is also used by search engines to describe sites that try to fool the search engines to get a higher ranking by using methods that the search engines disapprove of, for example keyword stuffing.
An inappropriate attempt to use a mailing list, or USENET or other networked communications facility as if it was a broadcast medium (which it is not) by sending the same message to a large number of people who didn't ask for it. The term probably comes from a famous Monty Python comedy sketch in which the word Spam repeated over and over. The term may also have come from someone's low opinion of the food product with the same name, which is generally perceived as a generic content-free waste of resources.
Spam is the term given to unsolicited e-mail.
The practice of sending unsolicited emails to email addresses – an electronic version of junk mail.
1. Unsolicited commercial email. Also known as "junk email". 2. In ODP, spamming refers to numerous improper submissions of one or more related URLs, often to improper categories. e.g. Submission of adult sites to non-Adult categories or submission of a URL and numerous deeplinks all to the same category.
Sending Particularly Annoying Messages. Spamming is sending an article everywhere on the Internet. Instead of sending an article to specific groups that might be interested in it, you send it to anyone and everyone. This in not nice. Don't clutter up the Internet with junk mail.
To send junk e-mail.
Spam is unwanted e-mail on the Internet. In general, it's not considered good netiquette to send spam. It's generally equivalent to unsolicited phone marketing calls except that the user pays for part of the message since everyone shares the cost of maintaining the Internet.
Also unsolicited commerical e-mail (UCS) or unsolicited bulk e-mail (UBE). Report spam by forwarding it to email@example.com with the full headers of the e-mail.
The definition for unsolicited mail. Generally people consider these mail senders to be a nuisance. The act of spamming takes place via e-mail and newsgroups generally advertising a commercial product. Also known as junk mail.
Unsolicited email, which is very often irrelevant and offensive
Junk email, usually unsolicited.
When referring to unsolicited e-mail, spam must never be capitalized. Capitalized spam is a trademark infringement on a Hormel, Inc. owned meat-gelatin product.
"Junk" e-mail messages posted to numerous Internet users and newsgroups. Also known as "unsolicited e-mail."
Unsolicited email, sometimes referred to as "junk email."
Unsolicited commercial email (UCE). Use of the term "SPAM" was adopted as a result of the Monty Python skit in which a group of Vikings sang a chorus of "SPAM, SPAM, SPAM . . . " in an increasing crescendo, drowning out other conversation. Hence, the analogy applied because UCE was drowning out normal discourse on the Internet.
Spam is any mail that uses an email address, listserv or newsgroup inappropriately. An unsolicited email advertising free bath products would be spam. An email offering a house for rent, sent to a listserv for health care providers would be spam, assuming that the listâ€(tm)s guidelines called for messages specific to health care. Source: TechSoup.org
Spam is an e-mail message that is sent to a large number of people without their consent. It is also known as Unsolicited Commercial E-mail (UCE) or junk e-mail. Spam is usually sent to promote a product or service.
Spam is an animal byproduct in a can. It can also be used to describe an excessive amount of junk messages/e-mail from one source. Word history: Spam came to be a computer term from Monty Pythons Flying Circus spam kit where everything on the menu contained spam in it.
unsolicited bulk or commercial email, electronic junk mail or junk newsgroup postings
Unwanted, and unrequested junk mail. For example, business opportunities, or items for sale.
Advertisements in the form of either Unsolicited Commercial Email (UCE) which are randomly mass-mailed to large numbers of recipients who did not request or consent to them, or off-topic and/or excessive posts to newsgroups and bulletin boards. Most affiliate program agreements prohibit spam, and affiliates may be terminated without payment for violating this rule.
The Internet version of junk mail. Spamming is sending the same message to a large number of users, usually to advertise something. E-mail address may be collected using cookies or a mailing list from a newsgroup.
Spam is any unwanted and usually useless text. All those junk emails about weight loss and improving your finances are definitely Spam. Computer users also use the term 'Spammy' to refer to anything that is unnecessarily long and rambling.
Junk Mail sent to large groups of people offering such things as money-spinning ideas.
Spam is unsolicited junk email which someone has sent to you. Spam is usually advertising or an attempt to trick you into giving out personal details. About 20 billion spam messages are sent per day that's 7.3 trillion annoying messages a year! You should never reply to a spam message as you'll let the spammers know they can target you.
generally refers to any bulk commercial email sent without the express consent of recipients.
Also known as Internet junk mail, SPAM is mass mailing (or mass-posting) of messages that are irrelevant to the groups and recipients who receive them. SPAM is considered a serious breach of Netiquette.
when the screen scrolls by so you can't read it with annoying repeated acts, chats, or tells.
Indiscriminate mailing or forwarding of unsolicited e-mail to a larger group of users
Spam is a term that refers to unsolicited commercial email. It's the internet equivalent to junk mail.
An inappropriate attempt to use a mailing list, or USENET, or other networked communications facility, to send unsolicited E-mail, usually advertising a product. !-- google_ad_client = "pub-4721079058689894"; google_ad_width = 468; google_ad_height = 60; google_ad_format = "468x60_as"; google_ad_type = "text"; google_ad_channel ="5074493896"; google_color_border = "F5F5F5"; google_color_bg = "F5F5F5"; google_color_link = "0000FF"; google_color_text = "000000"; google_color_url = "0000FF";
The posting of commercial or "junk" mail on the internet - a big "no-no" but it happens, bad netiquette.
Unwanted email, junk mail, or prank mail. There is a lot of false mail out there about this person or that who is dying please send money, or that this or that thing is a HUGE RISK so protect yourself! Most is false, so don't forward it unless you can prove the validity of scare mail. Email is anonymous and leaves no evidence of the creator of it, so it is easy to perpetrate an email scam.
Electronic junk mail or junk newsgroup postings, generally e-mail advertising for some product sent to a mailing list or newsgroup. This will cause you to lose your affiliate accounts. Do no do it
Unsolicited, irrelevant or inappropriate email. Also a general term relating to practices not approved by the search engines and directory editors.
Spam is junk e-mailâ€”unsolicited messages that fill your in box, advertising everything from software to medication to plastic surgery.
The electronic version of junk mail. It involves the sending of emails (often commercial advertising) to a large number of people who didn't ask for it.
Internet slang for unsolicited, and often commercial, e-mail or newsgroup postings.
Slang term for commercial email sent without your permission.
This is the act of posting inappropriate messages to various newsgroups or sending unsolicited mail, usually in large quantities to other users on the Internet. 95Net does not allow this type of advertising as it is against good Netiquette and is a burden to our system and that of other users. Also: a mysterious and irresistably repulsive food product from Hormel.
Spam is a form of advertising through which unsolicited ads are sent at random to mailing lists, individuals, businesses, and groups.
Widely-used slang reference to unsolicited commercial email messages. Named after the Monty Python "Spam" song.
Unwanted bulk e-mail solicitations, similar to junk mail.
SPAM spelled with capital letters is a trademark of Hormel Foods and refers to a canned luncheon meat product. When spelled in lower case letters, "spam" refers to junk e-mail. Some folks restrict the meaning of "spam" to include only unwanted commercial e-mail. Others insist that it must be unwanted bulk mail. We define "spam" as any unwanted e-mail at all. The term "spam" is thought to originate with a Monty Python skit where a restaurant serves SPAM with every dish. When the waitress describes the options she uses the word "spam" several times, and each time she does a group of Vikings start singing about "Spam, spam, spam, wonderful spam!" So the term "spam" has come to mean something that interrupts and annoys. Quite suitable I think.
What is email spam? - spam definition
Unsolicited email messages sent for marketing purposes (junk email).
Spam is unwanted, repetitive messages posted to multiple conferencing systems, mailing lists, and/or newsgroups. Recently, junk e-mail sent to multiple users, usually advertising products and services, has come to be called spam. Spam is stuff on the net that you don't want.
Unsolicited e-mail. Junk mail. MaxNet's mail server blocks out mail not specifically addressed to a correct e-mail address/domain on the server. Giving out your e-mail address at web sites can lead to 'junk e-mail' which you didn't request, but has come straight to you. To avoid the problem of junk e-mail (and it is a fairly large and widespread problem - no one wants to receive 100 junk e-mails everyday - yet it does happen) MaxNet holds the details of our customers in strict confidentiality and the information is not given out to a third party. Participation in any form of 'Internet Directory' is purely voluntary as it can result in spam.
(a.k.a. unsolicited commercial e-mail, bulk e-mail, mass e-mail, junk e-mail) Electronic message advertising goods or services that is sent to someone without his prior consent and in the absence of a previous relationship (including newsgroup, IRC channel, or message board postings unrelated to the topic of discussion of the particular newsgroup, channel or message board).
An email message (usually unwanted) randomly sent to many unknown recipients. Considered very bad etiquette. Has become illegal to practice in some counties.
Junk mail that clogs up the Inbox of your Email. It's NOT harmless and many places are now levying fines and even jail time for spammers.
"Spam" mail is the practice of sending massive amounts of e-mail promotions or advertisements (and scams) to people that have not asked for it. Many times, spam e-mail lists are created by "harvesting" e-mail addresses from discussion boards and groups, chat rooms, IRC, and webpages. Spam has an extremely negative connotation and most users find it annoying and a waste of resources. As stated in our SPAM (UCE) Accepted Use Policy, Virtualis strictly prohibits sending spam from accounts on our servers.
Unsolicited e-mail. It is considered poor netiquette to send e-mail to other people without specifically being invited to do so.
Sending a message or messages repeatedly through a communication channel (tells, OOC, shouts, auctions, etc.) that annoys other players. Spamming is universally frowned upon in cyberspace, particularly in online games.
Unsolicited junk e-mail sent to large numbers of people often containing irrelevant or inappropriate messages. Spam emails may also include links to sites which offer dubious goods or services.
The term for unsolicited mass email, also known as UCE (Unsolicited Commercial email). Way2Host strictly prohibits "spamming" using an email address that is maintained on a Way2Host computer or using any Way2Host server.
Unsolicited email that the recipient typically does not want to receive. The spam can be either benign or a form of malware.
Sending large quantities of unsolicited e-mail. Most ISP's do not allow customers to spam.
Non-Internet: Delicious "meat" in a can! Internet: Sending multiple, sometimes thousands, of unwelcome messages to a newsgroup or mailing list to promote a commercial product or Web site.
Unsolicited Junk e-mail. 90% of SPAM on the Internet comes from Cyber Promotions. An inappropriate attempt to use a mailing list, or other networked communications facility as if it was a broadcast medium (which it is not) by sending the same message to a large number of people who didn't ask for it. The term comes from a famous Monty Python skit which featured the word spam repeated over and over. Spam is also a Canned food product made by Hormel.
Junk email or junk newsgroup posts. Spam is usually some sort of advertising, inappropriately sent to a mailing list or newsgroup. Since most of these mass-mailing (or mass-posting) messages are irrelevant to the groups and recipients who get them, spam is considered a serious breach of netiquette.
The popular name for unsolicited commercial e-mail.
Unsolicited commercial email, usually sent indiscriminately in large amounts, to discussion groups or subscriber bases. The Novates Solutions Service Agreement strictly prohibits “Spamming,” the process of sending unsolicited email.
Basically junk e-mail. It is generally e-mail advertising but can often be offensive or extreme.
The posting of the same article to multiple newsgroups regardless of the appropriateness of the topic.
Originally posting an ad to multiple newsgroups, now used to describe unsolicited email advertising. This is one advertising technique to be avoided at all costs.
SPAM is slang commonly used to describing junk e-mail on the internet, sent to you without prior approval.
The on-line term for unwanted e-mail, usually advertising.
Noun: a term used to describe unsolicited email. Verb: the act of sending unsolicited email messages.
(AKA Unsolicited Broadcast E-mail [UBE] or Unsolicited Commercial E-mail [UCE]) Reference to broadcast e-mail messages recipients have not specifically requested.
Originating from the name of Hormel's canned meat, 'spam" it now also refers to junk email or irrelevant postings to a newsgroup or bulletin board.
Spam is electronic junk mail or junk newsgroup postings. It often takes the form of an e-mail message sent to a large number of people without consent. Spam is usually sent to promote a product or service.
Spam is an unsolicited e-mail message that floods your mailbox. Such e-mail messages mostly comprise advertisements for dubious products, moneymaking schemes, and illegal services.
Unsolicited commercial email. Unsolicited commercial does not have to be bulk to be considered spam. Spam currently makes up roughly 50% of all email sent in the world. It costs ISPs a staggering amount of money to handle (which affects their costs and therrefore their price to you. It costs end users a staggering amount of time to process/delete. There are many anti-spam programs available that range from client-side and server-side filters, challenge/response, white lists, black lists and so on. Sending spam can cause you to lose your account with your ISP or even be sued by those affected.
Tinned meat product and the use of any electronic communications medium to send unsolicited messages in bulk. Spam is usually used to refer to unsolicited commercial advertising received via email. Spamming on online forums is usually used to refer to unwelcome posts that have no relevance to the topic under discussion, and in particular to the blatant use of online forums to advertise web sites without permission. The MasterWeb mods do not like spammers and are highly trained in dealing with them.
Junk email. Sometimes called "UCE" for unsolicited commercial email. While there is no way to eliminate SPAM entirely, there are a few steps you can take to prevent your email address from being harvested by a SPAMMER, and some ways of limiting the SPAM you receive. We have taken steps to prevent SPAM from being sent FROM our clients, such as requiring SMTP authentication and limiting the number of emails sent at one time, but we cannot do anything about SPAM sent from other hosting companies, ISPs, etc.
So called "junk" emails which are sent to a large number of people without their consent to promote products or services. It is alo sometimes referred to as UCE or Unsolicited Commercial Email. (Also a famous Monty Python song - but that's less relevant here)
Electronic junk mail and therefore unwanted, irrelevant, and inappropriate messages cluttering one's inbox.
Originally posting an ad to multiple newsgroups, now used to describe unsolicited email advertising. Named after a skit by Monty Python, spam is one marketing and advertising technique to avoid at all costs
Also called UCE for unsolicited commercial email. The electronic equivalent of printed junk mail. Generally refers to any bulk mailing of unsolicited email. Sending emails to customers who have given permission, or opted-in, is not considered spamming.
Unwanted, unsolicited email
Sending copies of the same message to large numbers of newsgroups or users on the Internet. People spam the Internet to advertise products as well as to broadcast some political or social commentary.
Bulk mailing of unsolicited e-mail.
Unsolicited e-mail sent to a large number of addresses, usually for a commercial purpose. Also referred to as junk e-mail.
Electronic junk mail. Usually unwelcome email advertising some goods. See also E-mail.
Unsolicited or undesired bulk emails. Automatic but legitimate email is sometimes mistakenly categorized as Spam. Your service provider may mistakenly think that your validation message is Spam and place the message into your Bulk Mail or Spam folder. Read I haven't received my validation email.
Unsolicited email messaging sent to a recipient who did not request to receive the communication, or has requested to no longer receive communications from the sender.
Like junk mail in your mailbox, Spam is e-mail sent to you, and many other people, even though you didn't ask for it or know the sender. The name comes from the much-maligned meat-in-a-can product.
Slang term describing unsolicited email (Source: IAB)
Unsolicited e-mail, harmless on its own but very very annoying, as it generally clutters up -- and may overload -- your e-mail in-box.
Unsolicited E-mail. Electronic Junk Mail.
When speaking of search engines, SPAM is loosely defined as any technique used to give your web page(s) an unfair ranking advantage over other pages, as in "SPAMming the search engines". SPAMming is most commonly associated with the act of sending unsolicited commercial email, but in the context of search engine optimization, SPAMming refers to using disreputable tactics to achieve high search engine rankings. Aka. SPAMdexing.
eMails received which have not been requested. These would often take the form of selling products and services, and are now illegal across Europe, where consent is required on the part of the recipient before marketing-based eMails can be sent to users.
Spam is defined unsolicited commercial or bulk e-mail (UCE or UBE). A close synonym would be "junk mail". Any member of DynDNS who is caught spamming will immediately have their account terminated. Our strict anti-spam policy is part of our AUP.
A jargon word for unsolicited email, a problem facing most e-mail users. Companies offering products or services often send untargeted, unsolicited email to thousands, or millions of email address in the hope of getting responses based on numbers sent. It is cheap and fast, which is why it is popular among marketers.
Unsolicited and usually unwelcome email
unsolicited junk e-mail. Spammers will often offer you the option of removing yourself from their e-mailing list. But more often than not they use non-functioning return e-mail addresses or anonymous remailers so it's difficult to successfully unsubscribe from their lists (though recent legislation has been passed outlawing this behavior). However you're not helpless: Tools like e-mail filters and a spam-abuse hotline (spam.abuse.net) do provide help for dealing with spam.
is unsolicited e-mail. The term spamming is also sometimes used by search engines to mean web sites that try to gain a higher listing by submitting hundreds of almost identical pages or by inserting hundreds of keywords within a web document.
1. (n.) A spam message is an unsolicited, usually commercial e-mail message. It is also referred to as UCE, or unsolicited commercial e-mail. From the sender's point-of-view, it's a form of bulk mail, often to a list culled from subscribers to a Usenet discussion group or obtained by companies that specialize in creating e-mail distribution lists. To the receiver, it usually seems like junk e-mail. 2. (v.) The practice of sending massive amounts of e-mail promotions or advertisements (and scams) to people that have not asked for it. Spam mail is controversial and there are many levels of definitions for it.
Sending large quantities of unsolicited e-mail. SCRUFFY bEAR does not allow customers to spam.
unsolicited e-mail messages. 'Spammers', or those who send unsolicited emails, are widely detested.
The Internet version of junk mail. Spamming is sending the same message to a large number of mailing lists or newsgroups usually to advertise something.
Spam is junk mail on the Internet. The most common form of spamming is through e-mail. Spam can also be annoying postings to a newsgroup or bulletin board. Spamming other people is definitely not cool and is one of the most notorious violations of Internet etiquette (or "netiquette").
The electronic equivalent of junk mail. See spamming.
Unwanted, untargeted email, usually sent out by bulk email address sellers and programs. Use of spam as a method of promoting your service will certainly make your service seem uncaring and intrusive. Could possibly force your ISP or hosting company to close your account and have you placed on Internet blacklists.
Unsolicited mass emails or mass Usenet postings. frowned upon.
Any email that no-one wants, especially commercial messages which are sent to a mass audience. Examples include 'Make Money Fast' schemes and 'Free Magazine Subscriptions'.
A famous brand of canned luncheon meat. On the Internet, spam is any unsolicited or unwanted email or newsgroup posting, especially of a commercial nature. Also "junk" email. Sending such email is known as "spamming". People who send such messages are described as "spammers". Opt-In email is not considered spam because the recipient has asked to receive the messages.
Unsolicited bulk email or unsolicited commercial email, considered bad netiquette
Unsolicited or junk e-mail on the Internet.
The word is now used to refer to the act of posting inappropriate commercial messages to a large number of unrelated, uninterested Usenet newsgroups.
Unsolicited junk email messages & forum postings, usually advertising a product, "get rich quick" schemes or adult sites. Spammers buy email lists and trawl the Internet for email addresses. Spam may also contain viruses. The mc² Code of Conduct does not permit users to send spam. See also: Vicnet SPAM Policy and Yahoo! Anti-Spam Resource Center
Unwanted or junk e-mail. Internet advertisers and marketers sometimes send unrequested e-mail to a large number of recipients. Spamming is becoming a huge problem on the internet and has always been considered poor form. Spammers have sometimes even lost their ISP privileges.
Spam is the name most often given to any type of unsolicited commercial email. Think of spam as electronic garbage. In regards to email, it is junk mail, pure and simple. In regards to newsgroups, it is any message posted to an inappropriate group, or advertisements posted to any group. For tips on dealing with unwanted spam, click here.
Message posted to numerous Usenet newsgroups to which it has absolutely no relevance (also a verb).
Unsolicited email sent to you from a source you have not requested contact from or you have had no previous contact with. NEVER consider spam as a method of marketing - you risk being blacklisted - effectively throwing your online marketing campaign out the window. Also a moderately appetizing canned meat dish.
The term "spam" is Internet slang that refers to unsolicited commercial e-mail ( UCE) or unsolicited bulk e-mail ( UBE). Some people refer to this kind of communication as junk e-mail to equate it with the paper junk mail that comes through the US Mail. Unsolicited e-mail is e-mail that you did not request; it most often contains advertisements for services or products.
Act of flooding the Internet with many copies of the same message, in an attempt to force the message on people who would not otherwise choose to receive it. Spam also can be the act of using any words, HTML code, scripting, or programming on a web page that is not meant to benefit the end user. Spam got its name from a Monty Python Flying Circus sketch where a bunch of vikings kept repeating "Eggs, spam, spam, spam, bacon and spam."
Is often viewed as unsolicited email. Many compare this to junk email.
Unwanted advertisements sent through e-mail or posted on inappropriate news groups.
Unsolicited e-mail. Also, coding techniques that are unscrupulously used to obtain higher rankings with search engines, so that the site will more likely be listed during a search. Many engines are now excluding sites that do this so they don't appear in the results list.
Spam is unsolicited online messages generally commercial in nature. Spam is usually delivered as email however, spam may also occur in the comments on a blog. Comment spam is when someone posts off-topic commercial remarks with links in a blog's comment section.
Originally, the unsolicited bulk messages that inundate a user's account took the form of e-mail messages (mostly advertisements) in which the sender attempted to engage the user in a purchase. Spam has evolved, and unsolicited bulk messages crop up in instant messages (spim), blog comments (splogs), mobile texts (SMS spam), forums, and so on. More than merely annoying, spam attachments can contain viruses and malware or link to dangerous Web sites. Spam is the principle vehicle for phishing scams.
Unwanted e-mail, specifically unsolicited bulk e-mail. Typically, an e-mail message is sent to multiple recipients who did not ask to receive it. E-mail messages are not considered spam if a user has signed up to receive them.
Generically described as unsolicited E-mail. It is the electronic equivalent of the mail that drops through your home letterbox and comprises unwanted mail trying to advertise/sell you things, get you to sign up for services or it could comprise a hoax message designed to mislead etc.
Unsolicited email. There are two common usages: 1) mass emailings by commercial sites to recipients who have not requested any contact, and 2) email sent to intentionally annoy or harass the recipient.
unsolicited bulk email, often sent to lists of people or domains, bulletin boards and newsgroups.
a slang term for unsolicited junk email. More information
E-mail that is not requested. Also known as "unsolicited commercial e-mail", "unsolicited bulk e-mail", "gray mail" and just plain "junk mail," the term is both a noun (the e-mail message) and a verb (to send it). Spam is used to advertise products or to broadcast some political or social commentary.
Electronic junk mail or junk newsgroup postings. In addition to wasting peopleâ€™s time with unwanted email, spam also eats up a lot of network bandwidth. Consequently, there are many organisations and individuals, who have taken it upon themselves to fight spam with a variety of techniques. But because the internet is public, there is really little that can be done to prevent spam, just as it is impossible to prevent junk mail.
Widely-used slang reference to unsolicited commercial email (UCE) messages.
Unsolicited email. Sometimes referred to as â€œjunk mailâ€.
Internet junk e-mail that clogs servers and in-boxes with offers for dubious products, links to pornographic sites, chain letters, hoaxes, and scams of all kinds. At best, spam is a nuisance, but if you’re not paying attention, spam can also be dangerous.
Spam is unsolicited or junk e-mail. It is often in the form of the same piece of information sent to a large number of people who didn't ask for it.
Junk mail. Unsolicited email or newsgroup postings that advertise products and services.
The use of mailing lists to blanket usenets or private email boxes with indiscriminate advertising messages. Very bad netiquette. Even worse, it's bad business. The future of marketing online is about customizing products and information for individual users. Anyone who tries to use old mass market techniques in the new media environment is bound to fail.
Typically junk mail. See SPAM.
The internet equivalent of direct mail; someone sends multiple, sometimes thousands, of unwelcome messages to promote a commercial product or website.
This is one of the most wretched things in the Internet. Spam is unsolicited commerical advertisements, and can come in various forms: pop-up windows, off-topic newsgroup articles, automated chat messages, or direct e-mail. Much of it is either pyramid schemes or pornographic material. This is what "bandwidth hogging" really is: large quantities of undesired, useless information.
The process of sending unsolicited messages (generally advertisments) to a large number of users or discussion forums.
A slang term for unsolicited commercial e-mail (UCE) â€“ essentially, it is annoying e-mail that you did not request or agree to receive. Spam may carry advertisements or threats to a computer network, such as computer viruses or spyware.
Unwanted, unsolicited e-mail. More specific definitions vary widely. Microsoft's anti-spam policy defines spam as unsolicited bulk or unsolicited commercial e-mail.
Junk mail received in electronic form.
Unsolicited email advertising which targets many recipients simultaneously.
(Used as verb, e.g. to spam someone) To indiscriminately send unsolicited, unwanted, irrelevant, or inappropriate messages, especially commercial advertising in mass quantities. (Used as a noun: spam) electronic "junk mail."
Unsolicited or junk Email on the Internet.
Unsolicited bulk email, usually advertising, on the Internet or Usenet newsgroup postings sent to large numbers of people. It is considered inappropriate to send such mail. See the UC Davis site on email spam.
Spam is unsolicited e-mail on the Internet.
Not the email kind, not the canned kind either. Spam in MUDs and MMORPGS is generally unwanted communication (Nonsense characters, porn websites or whatever) repeated globally. A really good way to get banned in most games. see griefer
Unsolicited bulk e-mail (UBE), usually sent to thousands (or millions) of recipients. Also known as unsolicited commercial e-mail (UCE), although some spam is used for political advocacy or for chain letters. By definition, spam is sent without the permission of the recipients. In the context of virtual communities, "spam" refers not only to e-mails, but to posting any advertising in a discussion forum that does not expressly allow advertising.
Refers to the practice of blindly posting commercial messages or advertisements to a large number of unrelated and uninterested newsgroups.
The term for unsolicited mass email, also known as UCE (Unsolicited Commercial Email). Caliber Media Group strictly prohibits "spamming" using an email address that is maint... Last Modified: 2004-05-13 Number of views: 250
Uninvited email messages or postings to newsgroups that are intended to promote a business or sell a product or service.
The general term for all unsolicited email.
Unsolicited commercial email. A blight on the net. Typically used to sell pornography or fraudulent services. See my spam page.
Spam can be referred to as electronic junk mail: unwanted and unexpected. Spam may contain viruses, worms and Trojan horses.
Refers to junk e-mail, most usually received in the form of unsolicited advertisements. Alternatively, spam can also refer to excessive, unwanted and/or otherwise irrelevant newsgroup postings.
The Email equivalent of junk mail. The term is used in particular, to describe the practice of sending the same message to a number of unauthorised email addresses. Under new US legislation SPAM can carry a jail sentence.
A derogatory term used to describe unsolicited e-mail or SMS messages.
To overload a network resource with unnecessary or unwanted copies of an item. Spam is a violation of netiquette. Originally, spam referred to multiple postings in Usenet newsgroups. E-mail spamming is the equivalent of junk mail, unsolicited e-mail notices of products for sale. From the perspective of search engines, spam is the deliberate repetition of words in a document, by which the author attempts to boost the page's place in a ranked list of results.
Using e-mailing to send huge volumes of unsolicited advertising messages
Synonym for unrequested Email advertising. Most web hosts have add-ons installed that block generic spam mails in order to protect your email address.
Generally refers to unwanted and unrequested email sent en-masse to private email addresses. Also used to refer to websites which appear high in search results without having any useful content. The creators of these sites set them up simply to cash in on their high ranking by selling advertising space, links to other sites, or by linking to other sites of their own and thereby increasing the ranking of those sites. The search engines are becoming increasingly sophisticated, and already have very efficient ways to detect SPAM websites and penalize them.
Spam can include but is not limited to the following: unsolicited email, off-topic newsgroup postings, junk mail, chain letters, scam letters, fraudulent messages for products or services, and threatening email.
Garbage or off-topic Email or newsgroup messages, usually in the form of an advertisement. The Internet equivalent of junk mail, this is considered very inappropriate.
Unsolicited, annoying email. Electronic Junk mail. Nasty stuff that we will never send, nor condone.
Catch-all word for unethical Internet marketing and junk email
Generally refers to electronic junk mail or junk newsgroup postings. Spam (or spamdexing) also refers to mechanisms of artificially boosting a website's ranking on search engines.
Because of the Internet's popularity, junk mail, chain letters and other undesirable forms of (self-)advertising are common. Spamming is the act of spreading a message much wider than it would normally deserve to go. This usually takes the form of posting the same message to a (very) large number of newsgroups, or emailing it to a large number of people. Some low-volume groups become more spam that genuine content. There are a few counter measures you can take :- Try to find moderated as opposed to unmoderated newsgroups. These will ignore all spam messages, and will often be a guarantee of quality of posting. NEVER post a followup to a spam message. If the original message was posted to 100 newgroups, so will your followup be. If you must followup, trim the newsgroup list. Complain to the postmaster concerned. This is getting harder to do, as spammers now routinely fake their sending email address. Ignore it.
Unsolicited email, usually advertisements sent to a large group of people.
Unsolicited e-mail and news postings.
(or Spamming) To send a message or advertisement to a large number of people who did not request the information, or to repeatedly send the same message to a single person. "Spamming" is considered very poor Netiquette. CAUCE (The Coalition Against Unsolicited Commercial Email) is an organization dedicated to removing spam from the Internet. See Also: Netiquette, Netizen, Trolling
The sending of unsolicited email to a large number of people.
Unsolicited "junk" e-mail sent to large numbers of people to promote products or services.
Unsolicited bulk email. The complete opposite of permission marketing.
Advertising or unwanted junk email.
unsolicited e-mail messages, also called junk e-mail
Email from a company or charity that is unsolicited and sent to many people at one time, usually for advertising purposes. Also known as junk email.
(or Spamming) Refers generally to unsolicited bulk email and is a growing problem because of the waste of time and resources required to deal with and sort through it.
In general, spam refers to unsolicited and unwanted email, usually of a commercial nature. It can also refer to off-topic posts to newsgroups, especially those crossposted to many unrelated groups and of a commercial nature. Spam is not a good thing and is considered a major breach of netiquette. As an advertising method, it tends to backfire, since most people who receive it either ignore it or actively fight it, and it tends to hurt legitimate businesses more than help them.
An inappropriate attempt to use a mailing list, or USENET or other networked communications facility as if it were a broadcast medium (which it is not) by sending the same message to a large number of people who didn't ask for it. The term may have come from someone's low opinion of the food product with the same name, which is generally perceived as a generic content-free waste of resources. (Spam is a registered trademark of Hormel Corporation, for its processed meat product.)
Unsolicited commercial email. Untargeted bulk email.
Unsolicited, unwanted junk e-mail with wide distribution.
Just as junk mail arrives in your mailbox, the same is true of email. Spam is unsolicited email, usually of a commercial nature. Unfortunately, spam is a fact of life on the internet, but with care, the amount of spam you receive need not increase simply because you have a website. See Contact Form.
Unsolicited email or news messages; electronic junk mail. While not necessarily commercial in nature, it's generally despised in any form by most people that don't actually produce it themselves. SOCS is working at reducing the volume of local spamming. see also: email spammer
A self-serving and completely irresponsible posting to a newsgroup or a junk e-mail message which unethically attempts to promote a product, service or worthless opinion using the tools of the Internet. Junk e-mail and spam articles on the newsgroups are garbage which must be dealt with in ever growing numbers by responsible users of the Internet. David was so tired of seeing the spam postings on his favorite newsgroup: rec.audio that he made a list of all the spammer's e-mail messages and posted the offenders' names on a web site he built entitled: The Official List; "Worthless Idiot Abusers of the Internet "
unsolicited email on the Internet; also called junk mail.
In the context of the Internet, electronic junk mail that promotes a commercial product or web site.
Unsolicited junk email. Also used to refer to the process of excessively over-submitting pages to a search engine. Spider
Term relating to practices not approved by the web community or search engines â€“ examples include unsolicited email, cloaking, doorway pages etc.
Uninvited or "junk" email that advertises get rich quick schemes, websites, pornography, medications, and other generally unwanted information.
Junk e-mail that is unsolicited. SSL Server Side Includes - separate files that can be included in web pages. syntax Structured language that is used for commands in programming, scripting, and formatting environments.
Also known as unwanted commercial e-mail. The name Spam comes from the Monty Python skit, "Spam, Spam, Spam, Spam".
electronic junk mail or junk newsgroup postings, sometimes considered to be any unsolicited e-mail, generally advertising for some product sent to a mailing list or newsgroup. In addition to wasting people's time with unwanted e-mail, spam also eats up a lot of network bandwidth.
No longer just the popular spiced ham product, spam now also refers to any sneaky method of illegitimate search engine optimization designed to cheat the system. You have probably also used it in reference to junk mail clogging your mailbox. Spamdexing: The act of spamming (see above) in attempts to rank higher on search engine indexes.
Unwanted Internet garbage, particularly advertising on non-commercial site locations.
Unwanted emails. There are various filters available. Check with your Internet Service provider or consult Netsafe.
Spam is the term used for unsolicited e-mail.
Unsolicited email, usually commercial in nature.
An inappropriate way to use a mailing list. E-mail is used as if it was a broadcast medium and the same message is sent to a large number of people who didn't ask for it. Otherwise known as “junkmail.
An inappropriate use of a mailing list, or USENET or other networked communications facility by sending the same message to a large number of people who didn't ask for it. The term probably comes from the Monty Python skit which featured the word spam repeated over and over. (Spam is a registered trademark of Hormel Corporation, for its processed meat product.)
Unwanted, unsolicited e-mail, often taking the form of advertisements.
Unwanted, usually advertisement email. Mail servers which do not enforce sufficient anti-spam control (e.g. SMTP sender verification, max smtp connections, max number of recipients…) over mail relay are primarily responsible for the dissemination of spam email. Agencies such as ORDB and MAPS automate testing of Internet mail servers and maintain databases of blacklisted servers.
The electronic equivalent of junk postal mail.
Spam refers to sending the same message to a large number of people who didn't ask for it. Such messages usually solicit sales and other commercial activity.
junk e-mail. Not all caps.
Spam is the term now generally used to refer to unsolicited electronic messages, usually transmitted to a large number of recipients. They usually, but not necessarily, have a commercial focus, promoting or selling products or services; and they share one or more of the following characteristics: They are sent in an untargeted and indiscriminate manner, often by automated means; They include or promote illegal or offensive content; Their purpose is fraudulent or otherwise deceptive; They collect or use personal information in breach of the Privacy Act 1988 National Privacy Principles (NPPs ); They are sent in a manner that disguises the originator; and They do not offer a valid and functional address to which recipients may send messages opting out of receiving further unsolicited messages. See the Guide's Privacy page.
Email that is sent intentionally to possible consumers who have not requested it.
Unsolicited email, usually selling products or services. Unlike normal "junk" mail, it is very easy to send out. It is currently only legal in the U.S.A if it includes a mechanism for recipients to remove themselves from the sender's distribution list. Most reputable UK media, ISP and Internet companies follow this policy as well, just as Phatinternet New Media does
Spam generally refers to an inappropriate newsgroup posting. Examples of this include posting an advertisement for hamburgers in a vegetarian newsgroup or crossposting a message (sending the same message to many newsgroups at the same time).
Unsolicited e-mail, often of a commercial nature, sent indiscriminately to multiple mailing lists, individuals, or newsgroups; junk e-mail. See Also: Email
Use of e-mail and fax for unsolicited advertisements/messages (also known as online junk).
unsolicited emails on the internet, or electronic junk mail, usually generated by companies that compile mailing lists. This is often a concern for users when completing online surveys. Spamming is generally frowned upon in the internet community, with many ISPs refusing to work with individuals or companies that practice it.
Sending a message to multiple newsgroups or mailing lists that didn't ask for it. just like opening a can of Spam and then throwing it into a whirling fan.
To send a message (usually an advertisement) to many discussion groups (bulletin boards, mailing lists, and/or newsgroups), without regard for its topical relevance. The act of spamming was pioneered in 1994 by Canter & Siegel, the immigration lawyers who sent an advertisement for their services to every USENET newsgroup and received a whole lot of flamage in return.
The nickname for unsolicited junk emails, which stands for Stupid Pointless Annoying Message. The term was originally derived from a Monty Python sketch