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spam

1. noun Unsolicited messages, typically advertisements, sent indiscriminately through email or text messages to large mailing lists. A: "The amount of spam I get each day is ridiculous." B: "You need to stop giving your email address to every website that asks for it!" Our antivirus software suite includes an advanced spam filter for your emails and text messages.
2. verb To send such unsolicited email or text messages. I always use a fake email address when I have to create online accounts so that my real email address doesn't get spammed. While we require your contact information in order to process your request, we promise never to spam you with any information you haven't specifically authorized us to send.
3. verb By extension, to send a large number of emails, text messages, or other similar notifications within a short amount of time, especially about the same topic. Sorry for spamming you with so many message today, but I kept thinking of extra details we should include in the report. He keeps spamming me with texts saying how much he loves me, and I don't have the heart to tell him I don't feel the same way.
4. verb In video games, to repeat the same in-game action multiple times frequently or continuously in order to achieve a particular outcome. They don't clearly mark what you can interact with, so you just walk around spamming the action button everywhere. Eventually my magic was so strong that every fight just devolved into me spamming my fireball attack again and again.

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.
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.
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.