what is spam??

@ugobest (266)
Nigeria
January 9, 2007 6:49am CST
i often see the word SPAM on the internet but have not got a clear understanding of what its all about pls could you pls help me out wit wat spam means and wat spamming means and who is a spammer
2 responses
@ezzrssi (11193)
• Italy
9 Jan 07
SPAM can come in a variety of forms, although the most common is unsolicited commercial email, SPAM emails can be very annoying and can clog up your inbox. The golden rule when you receive a SPAM email is NOT TO REPLY, although the email will say something along the lines of "reply with unsubscribe in the subject line to be taken off our mailing list" as soon as you reply you are confirming that your email address exists. One way of stopping SPAM is to use an email filter, this is special software that filters incoming emails and stops any unsuitable images being seen by children, one of the best email filters that we have seen is Spam Shield and only costs around $30. One email that was doing the rounds and still is, is an email offering millions of dollars from some african king or similar, the email starts out by offering you a percentage of a ridiculous amount of money and all you have to do is provide a bank account for it to be transferred into. However this is a con, it is widely known on the internet but is still a big problem. What happens is they will end up telling you there is a problem with the transfer and you need to send a sum of money to enable them to complete the transfer. Lots of people have been conned by this scam and lost vast amounts of money. You will never receive any money!
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@ugobest (266)
• Nigeria
9 Jan 07
thanks for your elaborate responce you have given me the real deffinition of spam am gratful but try and be precise next time and go straight to the point. but i would like to still ask is spam mail mostly sent by internet scammer and fraudulent peopple???
@ezzrssi (11193)
• Italy
19 Jan 07
not always !not necessarily is a fraud!
@zack_3004 (1207)
• Malaysia
21 Jan 07
E-mail spam is a subset of spam that involves sending nearly identical messages to numerous recipients by e-mail. Spam as well was one an abbreviation of Stupid Pointless Annoying Messages Most definitions of spam are based on the e-mail being Unsolicited Bulk E-mail (UBE). That is, spam is e-mail that is both unsolicited by the recipients and there are many substantively similar e-mails being sent. Spam is usually also unwanted, commercial and sent by automated means and some definitions include those aspects