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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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Using proprietary techniques, CanIt detects the use of spamming software and blocks it before it reaches the server.
Two out-of-state spammers from North Carolina stand accused of spamming AOL members and could face jail time, asset forfeiture, and monetary penalties.
A sophisticated anti-spam solution for all major messaging platforms including Novell (Nasdaq: NOVL) GroupWise and Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) Exchange, it intelligently identifies the newest spamming techniques using multi-tiered filtering in addition to advanced lexical scanning and heuristic scoring to analyze each email.
Proofpoint's MLX technology is constantly learning from experience and, as a result, is able to stay ahead of new spamming techniques and predict the newest spam attacks as they occur (as opposed to reactive community- or signature-based products that require prior review of each message before spam can be detected).
Junk emailers across the country, take note: spamming can be hazardous to your freedom.
adults concluded that the vast majority of those surveyed thought that spamming should be made illegal.
The kinds of actions that can now trigger such penalties, according to the new law, include: forging email header and routing information; sending huge volumes of bulk emails; generating substantial monetary proceeds from spamming; and employing a minor to be an affiliate in the spamming process.
The kinds of spammers and the type of spamming named in these lawsuits are exactly representative of what AOL members face on a daily basis.