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spam

1. n. something disliked, typically, but not necessarily, food. (From the brand name of a canned meat product.) I can’t eat this “spam.” It could be spoiled.
2. n. one or a series of uninvited email messages advertising money-making schemes, pornography, or sales of any kind. If I don’t recognize the sender, I assume the message is spam and I delete it.
3. tv. to clutter or fill someone’s email account with spam (sense 2). Some jerk is spamming me with an advertisement for dirty pictures.
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It allows people to sue spammers for $1,000 per unsolicited e-mail and up to $1 million for a spam campaign.
First, they use significant amounts of server resources, because all spam must be stored and handled by the mail server and the end user's PC.
He claims his guides are not spam because people have actually signed up to receive the e-mail.
Both open up the infected computer for use as a "spambot," that is, a machine churning out spam like a robot.
Michael Sippey, managing director for e-mail solutions agency Quris, believes recent legislative moves against spam will slightly hinder insurers' ability to market using e-mail.
Spam producers use databases of e-mail addresses collected from public Web sites, create mail lists, or purchase subscriber lists.
In addition to adding processing capabilities inside the Barracuda Spam Firewall, Barracuda Networks has also significantly enhanced the image spam defense capabilities in its backend systems at Barracuda Central, an advanced technology operations center where engineers continually monitor the Internet for trends in spam and virus attacks, and develop strategies to mitigate those threats.
With Bayesian statistical filtering, the words in an incoming email message are evaluated based on the frequency that they appear in spam and non-spam email.
A staple for servicemen in the battlefield, Spam nowadays is something to think about when packing supplies for an emergency.
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In side-by-side tests Block All Spam has found that e-mail servers that were running filters, rules and other technologies processed less e-mail per hour than the servers running Source Authentication.
This year, the Spam recipe competition will take place at 77 fairs nationwide, Stoller said.
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The Barracuda Spam Firewall now protects users from receiving emails that exploit this vulnerability.
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