What is spam? Spam (born spam) – messages sent en masse to people, did not wish to receive them. Speaking candidly Kai-Fu Lee told us the story. First of all, the term "spam" refers to emails. Spammers are sending virtually worthless, but expensive cost to the recipient of spam, which has to pay your provider time (or bandwidth) it took to receive unsolicited mail from a mail server. See more detailed opinions by reading what Ali Partovi offers on the topic.. Providers, of course, brings inconvenience spam due to increased load on the channels (this is partly compensated increase in pay, user defined). By the nature of mass mailings, the last difficult work of information systems and resources, creating for them a useless burden. Network users also have to spend time each day to process useless for them marketing messages.
In order to reduce this time, they use protivospamnye filters that can erase and important message, regarding it as spam. However, the man who was forced to watch dozens of advertising messages a day, too, can easily pass among them the right. Spam can be a carrier Trojans and viruses – an attacker does delivery of these programs on a specific range of addresses (ie, user defined computer network) in order to gain access to computer systems, rendering them unusable or receiving sensitive data. Practically, this happens rarely, most viral programs are distributed independently, and this spread, as has been noted above, usually referred to as spam. Spam, also harms the reputation of the followers of this method of marketing. Imitation of spamming can be used to discredit the goods (which it is advertised) and / or operator, with addresses to which it (supposedly or really) is performed, that is, spam can be used in unfair competition and the black pr. Download clarity of the material we offer you acquainted with several dozen real spam emails came to my box recently (May 2007). On this example you can see the diversity and relevance of subjects of spam messages. spam download (zip file, 190 kb)