What is spam?

What is spam?

An email box folder filled with spam messages. Email spam, also referred to as junk email address or simply spam, is unsolicited messages sent in bulk by email ( spamming ). The name comes from a Monty Python sketch in which the name of the canned pork product Spam is ubiquitous, unavoidable, and repetitive.

What is the history of email spamming?

At the beginning of the Internet (the ARPANET ), sending of commercial email was prohibited. Gary Thuerk sent the first email spam message in 1978 to 600 people. He was reprimanded and told not to do it again.

How do spammers get email addresses?

Spammers collect email addresses from chat rooms, websites, customer lists, newsgroups, and viruses that harvest users’ address books. These collected email addresses are sometimes also sold to other spammers.

Who is bulletproof spam host?

Long time snowshoe type spammer, raided by FBI then indicted in 2017 on federal wire fraud charges tied to his spamming operations. Bulletproof spam host operating Cyber World Internet Services / e-Insites, and currently spamming using a variety of aliases such as Brand 4 Marketing, Ad Media Plus, Site Traffic Network, RCM Delivery, and eBox.


Definition of spam (Entry 1 of 3) : unsolicited usually commercial messages (such as emails, text messages, or Internet postings) sent to a large number of recipients or posted in a large number of places

What is the difference between spam and unsolicited email?

Unsolicited email is called spam These latter definitions, particularly the characteristic of being unsolicited, blurs the distinction between spam and junk email. To explain the difference more clearly, the concept of graymail is more enlightening.

What happens when a spammer sends out 1 million messages?

If a spammer send out one million messages and gets a .01 percent response, it equates to 100 buyers — great business for ten minutes’ work From the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) come hosts of examples: for instance, this unsolicited advertisement for “Eastern buddhas.”

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