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PostSubject: What spam is!   Sun Jul 08, 2012 8:26 am

Okay i have seen alot of people asking what spam is! if you dont know what it is read this
Spam is flooding the Internet with many copies of the same message,
in an attempt to force the message on people who would not otherwise
choose to receive it. Most spam is commercial advertising, often for
dubious products, get-rich-quick schemes, or quasi-legal services.
Spam costs the sender very little to send -- most of the costs are
paid for by the recipient or the carriers rather than by the sender.


There are two main types of spam, and they have different effects on Internet
users. Cancellable Usenet spam is a single message sent to 20 or more Usenet
newsgroups. (Through long experience, Usenet users have found that any
message posted to so many newsgroups is often not relevant to most or all of
them.) Usenet spam is aimed at "lurkers", people who read newsgroups but
rarely or never post and give their address away. Usenet spam robs users of
the utility of the newsgroups by overwhelming them with a barrage of
advertising or other irrelevant posts. Furthermore, Usenet spam subverts the
ability of system administrators and owners to manage the topics they accept
on their systems.


Email spam targets individual users with direct mail messages. Email spam
lists are often created by scanning Usenet postings, stealing Internet
mailing lists, or searching the Web for addresses. Email spams typically cost
users money out-of-pocket to receive. Many people - anyone with measured
phone service - read or receive their mail while the meter is running, so to
speak. Spam costs them additional money. On top of that, it costs money for
ISPs and online services to transmit spam, and these costs are transmitted
directly to subscribers.



Spamming remains economically viable because advertisers have no
operating costs beyond the management of their mailing lists, and it is
difficult to hold senders accountable for their mass mailings. Because
the barrier to entry
is so low, spammers are numerous, and the volume of unsolicited mail
has become very high. In the year 2011, the estimated figure for spam
messages is around seven trillion. The costs, such as lost productivity
and fraud, are borne by the public and by Internet service providers
which have been forced to add extra capacity to cope with the deluge.
Spamming has been the subject of legislation in many jurisdictions.
A person who creates electronic spam is called a [i]spammer[/i].

Okay thats to anyone who understand that! If you do not understand it then here it a simple thing.
Spam is any kind of unwanted online communication.


Some spam is annoying but harmless. However, some spam is part of an or other kind of fraud. Identity theft spam is often called a phishing scam.
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So spam is literally just posting inapropirate images on any forum or anything else..It can also be putting up scams.Its very annoying..
Plus to people who post topics like I HATE SPAMMERS..If i was you i would stop!Spammers ( or guests who want to spam ) could be reading it..In my words i think that is what causes spam!
for now on in any spam topic i read im going to post this in it!
Now hopefully everyone knows what it is now
Hope this helped!
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PostSubject: Re: What spam is!   Sun Jul 08, 2012 8:31 am

Spam is also meat!
(Lol it is true)

Good thing you made this topic. If there was a column to put our favorite/important topics on (You know, to link other people to) I would sooo put this topic on there! So thank you.

It's interesting how in this situation we don't spell it as spiam. You know:

Stupid, pointless, inappropriate annoying messages.
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PostSubject: Re: What spam is!   Sun Jul 08, 2012 8:34 am

[quote]Spam is also meat!
(Lol it is true)

Good thing you made this topic. If there was a column to put our favorite/important topics on (You know, to link other people to) I would sooo put this topic on there! So thank you.

It's interesting how in this situation we don't spell it as spiam. You know:

Stupid, pointless, inappropriate annoying messages.[/quote]
Im happy i made this topic too..But wouldnt spiam be hard to pronounce lol
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PostSubject: Re: What spam is!   Sun Jul 08, 2012 8:54 am

Weekays0 wrote:
Quote :
Spam is also meat!
(Lol it is true)

Good thing you made this topic. If there was a column to put our favorite/important topics on (You know, to link other people to) I would sooo put this topic on there! So thank you.

It's interesting how in this situation we don't spell it as spiam. You know:

Stupid, pointless, inappropriate annoying messages.
Im happy i made this topic too..But wouldnt spiam be hard to pronounce lol

Spee-am or spy-am.... Yeah spam sounds better lol.
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