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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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Just as the filter learns what is Spam, users can also teach the filter what isn't Spam by forwarding falsely filtered e-mails back to the server," he said.
In fact, recent statistics show that the server is filtering about 97 percent of Spam messages, while user participation has dropped the level of false positives to nearly less than one percent, he said.
The same goes for an occasional check of the Spam box through the mail client -- Outlook, Netscape, etc.
As a result, "customers will quit wondering if there's anything of interest in the Spam folder," he said.
In side-by-side tests, Block All Spam has found that email servers that were running filters, rules and other technologies processed LESS email per hour than the servers running Source Authentication.
Email server manufacturers will be able to redirect their energies into productive features instead of "the war on spam.
Inboxes with zero spam are used more productively, and fewer legitimate emails are accidentally deleted.
Spam Soap is currently accepting applications from channel partners for the new program.