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.Spam is the abuse of electronic messaging systems (including most broadcast media, digital delivery systems) to send unsolicited bulk messages indiscriminately.^ A message is Spam only if it is both Unsolicited and Bulk.

^ Although the first known instance of unsolicited commercial e-mail occurred in 1978 (unsolicited electronic messaging had already taken place over other media, with the first recorded instance being via telegram on September 13, 1904), the term "spam" for this practice had not yet been applied.
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^ Definition of Spam from a Legal Perspective Spamming is the abuse of electronic messaging systems to send unsolicited bulk mes- sages, which are generally undesired.9 While the most widely recognized form of spam is email spam, the term is applied to similar abuses in other media: instant messaging 2 Commentator on slashdot.org, cited in Michael Jacobs / David Naylor / Megan Auchincloss / David Me- laugh, “Spam Wars”, IT Law Today (ITLT) 2002, 10.4 (19).
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.While the most widely recognized form of spam is e-mail spam, the term is applied to similar abuses in other media: instant messaging spam, Usenet newsgroup spam, Web search engine spam, spam in blogs, wiki spam, online classified ads spam, mobile phone messaging spam, Internet forum spam, junk fax transmissions, social networking spam, and file sharing network spam.^ Applied to e-mail, this is termed mailbombing.
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^ A mobile phone similar to a computer?
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^ Newsgroup spam and Forum spam Main article: Newsgroup spam Newsgroup spam predates e-mail spam, and targets Usenet newsgroups and it consists of repetitous posting of a message (or substantially similar messages).
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.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.^ Further- more, one argument convinces why spamming cannot be a case of self-regulation: it is a political decision if spamming shall be forbidden but nearly all self-regulatory-systems handle (only) technological issues and the competent organisation for such a decision would be unclear.14 Spamming is 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.
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^ Furthermore, even though spam appears not to be economically viable as a way for a reputable company to do business, it suffices for professional spammers to convince a tiny proportion of gullible advertisers that it is viable for those spammers to stay in business.
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^ That the 'advertising' and the two counts of 'spamming' all fall under 'harassment' and are therefore related (but again, I still think is unfair, and as an opinion, no burden of proof.
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.Because the barrier to entry is so low, spammers are numerous, and the volume of unsolicited mail has become very high.^ Because the barrier to entry is so low, spammers are numerous, and the volume of unsolicited mail has become very high.
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^ At first, I was concerned because I usually get unsolicited e-mail from sleazy pornography sites but not you Chrystine!
  • Who's Spamming Whom? 6 February 2010 13:34 UTC www.beachbrowser.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.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.^ Internet Service Providers can only do so much.

^ The costs, such as lost pro- ductivity 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.
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^ But spam is a plague on those with e-mail addresses, as well as a burden on the bandwidth, disk space and server resources of Internet service providers.
  • Who's Spamming Whom? 6 February 2010 13:34 UTC www.beachbrowser.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Spamming is universally reviled, and has been the subject of legislation in many jurisdictions.^ Many of these types of companies work outside countries with legislation against spamming in order to avoid lawsuits.
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^ I will review the subject next year to see if additional legislation is needed against Spam".
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^ Various jurisdictions have implemented legislation to control what they call “spam”.

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.People who create electronic spam are called spammers.^ In November 2004, Lycos Europe released a screensaver called make LOVE not SPAM which made Distributed Denial of Service attacks on the spammers themselves.
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^ PM I don't have a cell phone, but I have idly considered calling and making one complaint about the large number of people who speed, and where it tends to happen.
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^ Spam is best defined as unsolicited and unwanted commercial electronic messages or e-mails that are sent to large numbers of people.

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Spamming in different media

E-mail spam

.E-mail spam, known as unsolicited bulk Email (UBE), junk mail, or unsolicited commercial email (UCE), is the practice of sending unwanted e-mail messages, frequently with commercial content, in large quantities to an indiscriminate set of recipients.^ The word “Spam” as applied to Email means Unsolicited Bulk Email (”UBE”).

^ A message is Spam only if it is both Unsolicited and Bulk.

^ Spam is best defined as unsolicited and unwanted commercial electronic messages or e-mails that are sent to large numbers of people.

.Spam in e-mail started to become a problem when the Internet was opened up to the general public in the mid-1990s.^ This tactic has for instance been used by partisans of the Church of Scientology against the alt.religion.scientology newsgroup (see Scientology vs. Internet) and by spammers against news.admin.net-abuse.email, a forum for mail administrators to discuss spam problems.
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^ E-mail worms or viruses may be spammed to set up an initial pool of infected machines, which then resend the virus to other machines in a spam-like manner.
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^ You probably spammed all your e-mail contacts if you ever signed up for facebook, too, apparently.
  • Thingology (LibraryThing's ideas blog): Shelfari spam: "basically social networking rapists" 6 February 2010 13:34 UTC www.librarything.com [Source type: General]

It grew exponentially over the following years, and today comprises some 80 to 85% of all the email in the world, by a "conservative estimate".[3]
.Pressure to make e-mail spam illegal has been successful in some jurisdictions, but less so in others.^ Even though it is possible in some jurisdictions to treat some spam as unlawful merely by applying existing laws against trespass and conversion, some laws specifically targeting spam have been proposed.
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^ However, some of the possible means used to stop spamming may lead to other side effects, such as increased government control over the Internet, loss of privacy, barriers to free expression, and even the commercialization of e-mail.
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^ Spammers send their spam largely indiscriminately, so pornographic ads may show up in a work place e-mail inbox—or a child's, the latter of which is illegal in many jurisdictions.
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.Spammers take advantage of this fact, and frequently outsource parts of their operations to countries where spamming will not get them into legal trouble.^ Because spamming contravenes the vast majority of ISPs' acceptable-use policies, most spammers have for many years gone to some trouble to conceal the origins of their spam.
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^ Spammers frequently operate on a fly-by-night basis, using the anonymity of the In...
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^ As spam celebrates it's 25th year of operation, we must remember that spam takes up about 40% of all email messages sent on the web.
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.Increasingly, e-mail spam today is sent via "zombie networks", networks of virus- or worm-infected personal computers in homes and offices around the globe; many modern worms install a backdoor which allows the spammer access to the computer and use it for malicious purposes.^ For example, queueing theory or simulation is used to help design a telecommunications system or a network of computers.
  • Spam (electronic) - Uncyclopedia, the content-free encyclopedia 31 January 2010 14:014 UTC uncyclopedia.wikia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The term "SpaSMS" was coined at the adnews website Adland in 2000 to describe spam SMS. [edit] Online game messaging spam Many online games allow players to contact each other via player-to-player messaging, or chatrooms or public discussion areas.
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^ Because spamming contravenes the vast majority of ISPs' acceptable-use policies, most spammers have for many years gone to some trouble to conceal the origins of their spam.
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.This complicates attempts to control the spread of spam, as in many cases the spam doesn't even originate from the spammer.^ Because spamming contravenes the vast majority of ISPs' acceptable-use policies, most spammers have for many years gone to some trouble to conceal the origins of their spam.
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^ In many cases, messenger spammers send messages to vulnerable Windows machines consisting of text like "Annoyed by these messages?
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^ Or, it had spread to sooooo many pages already that Mr. Asshat got a bit nervous and decided to just send the spam instead of spamming and propagating his worm.
  • Cutie Girl 7318 - The Worm that was sending-out spam from your... - Loren Williams's MySpace Blog | 6 February 2010 13:34 UTC blogs.myspace.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.In November 2008 an ISP, McColo, which was providing service to botnet operators, was depeered and spam dropped 50%-75% Internet-wide.^ Internet Service Providers can only do so much.

^ How Google Product / API Pages Can be Spammed January 9th, 2008 Google dutifully provides a forum for each product / API they launch.
  • New Spamming Technique: Yahoo! Messenger Spamming From Myfreecamhost 6 February 2010 13:34 UTC blog.taragana.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • New horizons in spamming aka SpamBlog ( Rick H needs to be cloned? ) 6 February 2010 13:34 UTC blog.taragana.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ ISPs have set up help desk support and provide users with soft- ware against spam, spyware and malware.
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.At the same time, it is becoming clear that malware authors, spammers, and phishers are learning from each other, and possibly forming various kinds of partnerships.^ Some deliberately type the numbers, while others take the exclamation further and sarcastically replace some of the digits with various written forms (e.g.
  • How the internet and texting are creating illiteracy [Archive] - Harmony Central Musician Community Forums 31 January 2010 14:014 UTC acapella.harmony-central.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Or, you can profile each entity and trigger if they exceed their normal statistical profile, possibly applying machine learning algorithms to adjust expectations over time.

^ TheEnd --- You could do the same, don't become overwhelmed, experiment with one of my discoveries at a time.

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.An industry of e-mail address harvesting is dedicated to collecting email addresses and selling compiled databases.^ Many spammers can buy a database from companies with millions of valid email addresses and use them to advertise.
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^ Furthermore, it was argued that the register with the e-mail-addresses could be used by spammers who do not care about any laws to collect new e-mail-addresses.
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^ Spammers rent or sell lists of harvested e-mail addresses to companies for marketing purposes.
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[4] .Some of these address harvesting approaches rely on users not reading the fine print of agreements, resulting in them agreeing to send messages indiscriminately to their contacts.^ To send instant messages to millions of users requires scriptable software and the rec...
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^ Granted, the language filter has rendered much of that issue a moot point, but I tend to question why, when it was an issue addressed both in the user agreement and in the objections of other members, it was such a difficult concession for some to make.
  • Have you ever noticed . . . [Archive] - The Raven 31 January 2010 14:014 UTC raven.theraider.net [Source type: Original source]

^ In many cases, messenger spammers send messages to vulnerable Windows machines consisting of text like "Annoyed by these messages?
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.This is a common approach in social networking spam such as that generated by the social networking site Quechup.^ For Step 5, I put the following in the additional info "This company is a social networking site.
  • Arun Gupta, Miles to go ...: Boycott yaari.com - "Spam 2.0" 6 February 2010 13:34 UTC blogs.sun.com [Source type: General]

^ I can't believe a social networking site can be so intrusive and abusive.
  • Arun Gupta, Miles to go ...: Boycott yaari.com - "Spam 2.0" 6 February 2010 13:34 UTC blogs.sun.com [Source type: General]

^ Yaari is totally useless spam social networking.
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Instant Messaging Spam

.Instant Messaging spam, known also as spim (a portmanteau of spam and IM, short for instant messaging), makes use of instant messaging systems.^ The same source states that this is because of the increase of use in IM (instant messaging - a from of chatting)( 6 ) .
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^ Implicit first-free-system”: The spammer can ask for the consent by sending the recipient a message and if the recipient does not object, spamming is allowed.
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^ If you use this nifty trick, then the sender's email message won't get lost in your spam defenses.
  • Can The Spam @ErikJHeels 31 January 2010 14:014 UTC erikjheels.com [Source type: General]

.Although less ubiquitous than its e-mail counterpart, spam is reaching more users all the time.^ The judges tell them they can't sing, then they go outside and more or less have a tantrum claiming that they can sing and the judges have it "all wrong"?
  • 72 Hour Ban - Zero Warning. [Archive] - Unofficial World of Warcraft Forums 31 January 2010 14:014 UTC wow.incgamers.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Noncommercial spam E-mail and other forms of spamming have been used for purposes other than advertisements.
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^ Users or subscribers shall be given the possibility to withdraw their consent for the processing of location data other than traffic data at any time.
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.According to a report from Ferris Research, 500 million spim IMs were sent in 2003, twice the level of 2002. As instant messaging tends to not be blocked by firewalls it is an especially useful channel for spammers.^ This form of pollution manifests itself primarily for users of MSN. According to Radicati, a marketing research company, the number of spam messages rise from 400 million to 1,2 billion.
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^ Whispering creates LESS spam, LESS messages-per-person, than using the LFG channel.
  • 72 Hour Ban - Zero Warning. [Archive] - Unofficial World of Warcraft Forums 31 January 2010 14:014 UTC wow.incgamers.com [Source type: Original source]

^ To send instant messages to millions of users requires scriptable software and the rec...
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.One way to protect yourself against spammers is to only allow messages from people on your friends lists.^ Your actions (automated or not) obviously annoy people on a consistent basis, and yet you insist that *they* are the ones in the wrong.
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^ One cannot overstate the importance of this; if the adversary can get ahold of unencrypted information in the first place, you have lost your ability to protect it.

^ Saying thanks to people, in one way or another, fosters a sense of togetherness and community which can often be lacking in the faceless anonymity of the internet.
  • The Secret to Massive Digg/StumbleUpon Traffic Without Spamming | Liz Strauss at Successful Blog 6 February 2010 13:34 UTC www.successful-blog.com [Source type: General]

.Many email services now offer spam filtering (Junk Mail) and some instant messaging providers offer hints and tips on avoiding email spam and spim (BT Yahoo for example).^ For example, the MIT Alumni Association ( http://alum.mit.edu/ ) offers email forwarding for life that includes anti-spam features.
  • Can The Spam @ErikJHeels 31 January 2010 14:014 UTC erikjheels.com [Source type: General]

^ Industry sources report that spam now accounts for 50-80% of messages addressed to end-users.
  • Legal History Of Spam 31 January 2010 14:014 UTC www.slideshare.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ And lately spam offers nothing in particular but to visit some specific site mostly with content as the above.
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Newsgroup spam and forum spam

Mobile phone spam

.Mobile phone spam is directed at the text messaging service of a mobile phone.^ Mobile phone spam Main article: Mobile phone spam Mobile phone spam is directed at the text messaging service of a mobile phone.
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^ Mobile phone spam .
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^ Has it to be in the subject line of e-mails (what about text messages to mobile phones?
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.This can be especially irritating to customers not only for the inconvenience but also because of the fee they may be charged per text message received in some markets.^ This can be especially irritating to consumers not only for the inconvenience but also because of the fee that they are charged per text message.
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^ Let's say you have never received email from somebody before but that they cc somebody you know (perhaps because a friend referred them to you).
  • Can The Spam @ErikJHeels 31 January 2010 14:014 UTC erikjheels.com [Source type: General]

^ They nickel and dime you to death with extra charges (e.g., more than one receiver, HD reception, equipment maintenance).
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The term "SpaSMS" was coined at the adnews website Adland in 2000 to describe spam SMS.

Online game messaging spam

.Many online games allow players to contact each other via player-to-player messaging, chat rooms, or public discussion areas.^ The term "SpaSMS" was coined at the adnews website Adland in 2000 to describe spam SMS. [edit] Online game messaging spam Many online games allow players to contact each other via player-to-player messaging, or chatrooms or public discussion areas.
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^ There are many applications which have tried to allow some users to perform some functions, but not others.

^ P.S. If any other user has some feedback for me please feel free to go to the site to get one of he many email addresses listed on the contact us page and shoot me an email.
  • SEO Advice: check your own site 6 February 2010 13:34 UTC www.mattcutts.com [Source type: General]

.What qualifies as spam varies from game to game, but usually this term applies to all forms of message flooding, violating the terms of service contract for the website.^ What qualifies as spam varies from game to game, but usually this term applies to all forms of message flooding, violating the terms of service contract for the website.
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^ The term "SpaSMS" was coined at the adnews website Adland in 2000 to describe spam SMS. [edit] Online game messaging spam Many online games allow players to contact each other via player-to-player messaging, or chatrooms or public discussion areas.
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^ Also, if the term ['spam'] is to be used, it should be used in all lower-case letters to distinguish it from [Hormel's] trademark SPAM, which should be used with all uppercase letters."
  • Can The Spam @ErikJHeels 31 January 2010 14:014 UTC erikjheels.com [Source type: General]

.This is particularly common in MMORPGs such as World of Warcraft and others where the spammers are trying to sell game related items for real world money, chiefly among these items is in-game currency.^ In World of Warcraft, specific moves are more likely to be spammed than others, and one of the most common is the Moonfire spell used by Druids.
  • World of Warcraft (en) Forums -> Post Search 31 January 2010 14:014 UTC forums.wow-europe.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The World of Warcraft universe (the game universe) would be the world of sphere in which it exists...
  • 72 Hour Ban - Zero Warning. [Archive] - Unofficial World of Warcraft Forums 31 January 2010 14:014 UTC wow.incgamers.com [Source type: Original source]

^ In an installers world, money is the game, not service, not you, flat out money.
  • DIRECTV - Reviews on RateItAll 6 February 2010 13:34 UTC www.rateitall.com [Source type: General]

This kind of spamming is also called Real Money Trading (RMT).
.In World of Warcraft it is common for spammers to advertise sites that sell gold in multiple methods of spam.^ It says that it was gold selling, and also for their spamming.
  • 72 Hour Ban - Zero Warning. [Archive] - Unofficial World of Warcraft Forums 31 January 2010 14:014 UTC wow.incgamers.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Just last week I wrote about the inroads the U.S. has been making in stopping and apprehending spammers – a huge U.S. based spamming operation (the world’s largest) in particular.

^ To my statement of: When Blizzard attacked the company doing the spam, it wasn't for gold-selling, it was for the unsolicited spam in-game.
  • 72 Hour Ban - Zero Warning. [Archive] - Unofficial World of Warcraft Forums 31 January 2010 14:014 UTC wow.incgamers.com [Source type: Original source]

.They send spam via the in-game private messaging system, via the in-game mailing system, via yelling publicly to everyone in the area and by creating a lot of characters and committing suicide (with hacks) and making a row of bodies resemble a site URL. The URL takes the user to a gold selling website.^ Send a private message to Emperor .
  • How the hell I stop people from spamming...? 6 February 2010 13:34 UTC forums.digitalpoint.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Send a private message to chris265 .
  • How the hell I stop people from spamming...? 6 February 2010 13:34 UTC forums.digitalpoint.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Send a private message to Anthony Parsons .
  • Spamming Versus Creative / Real World SEO Tactics - Search Engine Watch Forums 6 February 2010 13:34 UTC forums.searchenginewatch.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Spam targeting search engines (spamdexing)

.Spamdexing (a portmanteau of spamming and indexing) refers to a practice on the World Wide Web of modifying HTML pages to increase the chances of them being placed high on search engine relevancy lists.^ Spam targeting search engines (Spamdexing) Main article: Spamdexing Spamdexing (a portmanteau of spamming and indexing) refers to the practice on the World Wide Web of deliberately modifying HTML pages to increase the chance of them being placed high on search engine relevancy lists.
  • World of Warcraft (en) Forums -> Post Search 31 January 2010 14:014 UTC forums.wow-europe.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Web ring Referer spam .
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^ I’m not surprised with Search Engines Web’s comment.
  • SEO Advice: check your own site 6 February 2010 13:34 UTC www.mattcutts.com [Source type: General]

.These sites use "black hat search engine optimization techniques" to unfairly increase their rank in search engines.^ It uses unethical means, "black hat SEO techniques."
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^ If google doesn’t like your hidden words, they block access to your site from their search engine?
  • SEO Advice: check your own site 6 February 2010 13:34 UTC www.mattcutts.com [Source type: General]

^ Career Advises April 16, 2006 at 8:52 am I’m not going to be surprised in the coming months, search engines will be more tougher against spammer sites.
  • SEO Advice: check your own site 6 February 2010 13:34 UTC www.mattcutts.com [Source type: General]

.Many modern search engines modified their search algorithms to try to exclude web pages utilizing spamdexing tactics.^ Many modern search engines modified their search algorithms to try to exclude web pages utilizing spamdexing tactics.
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^ I’m not surprised with Search Engines Web’s comment.
  • SEO Advice: check your own site 6 February 2010 13:34 UTC www.mattcutts.com [Source type: General]

^ For example, most web promoters know that sumbitting your site to search engines multiple times in a short span angers them and may be considered spamming.
  • SEO Advice: check your own site 6 February 2010 13:34 UTC www.mattcutts.com [Source type: General]

Blog, wiki, and guestbook spam

.Blog spam, or "blam" for short, is spamming on weblogs.^ Blog, wiki, and guestbook spam Main article: Spam in blogs Blog spam, or "blam" for short is spamming on weblogs.
  • World of Warcraft (en) Forums -> Post Search 31 January 2010 14:014 UTC forums.wow-europe.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Interestingly I saw a post on JRoller ( http://jroller.com/page/cyblogue/weblog?anchor=last_thing_you_want_is ) complaining about a Spam Blog in JRoller.
  • New horizons in spamming aka SpamBlog ( Rick H needs to be cloned? ) 6 February 2010 13:34 UTC blog.taragana.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.In 2003, this type of spam took advantage of the open nature of comments in the blogging software Movable Type by repeatedly placing comments to various blog posts that provided nothing more than a link to the spammer's commercial web site.^ How do i stop spammers spamming my blogs with their links.
  • How the hell I stop people from spamming...? 6 February 2010 13:34 UTC forums.digitalpoint.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In 2003, this type of spam took advantage of the open nature of comments in the blogging software Movable Type by repeatedly placing comments to various blog posts that provided nothing more than a link to the spammer's commercial web site.
  • World of Warcraft (en) Forums -> Post Search 31 January 2010 14:014 UTC forums.wow-europe.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The CancelMoose (usually written as 'CancelMoose [TM]' on the Net) monitors newsgroups such as alt.current-events.net-abuse and news.admin.net-abuse for complaints about spamming (advertising), usually defined as messages posted to more than 25 newsgroups of widely varying content.
  • Spam 16 September 2009 23:54 UTC www.thocp.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[6] .Similar attacks are often performed against wikis and guestbooks, both of which accept user contributions.^ Similar attacks are often performed against wikis and guestbooks, both of which accept user contributions.
  • World of Warcraft (en) Forums -> Post Search 31 January 2010 14:014 UTC forums.wow-europe.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Overview Tor aims to protect its users against traffic analysis (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Traffic_analysis) attacks.
  • List your TOP FIVE Firefox extensions! [Archive] - Ubuntu Forums 31 January 2010 14:014 UTC ubuntuforums.org [Source type: General]

^ Of course, if some users can do some things and others can't, this creates the opportunity for the adversary to perform an unauthorized action, but that's often unavoidable.

Spam targeting video sharing sites

.Video sharing sites, such as YouTube, are now being frequently targeted by spammers.^ For sometime spammers have targeted blogs, first through comment spam and now increasingly through trackback spam.
  • New horizons in spamming aka SpamBlog ( Rick H needs to be cloned? ) 6 February 2010 13:34 UTC blog.taragana.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Did Youtube create all the video content on its site?

^ Companies (and web sites) exploiting such software are now ordered to publish the fact if their software installs spyware.
  • Spam 16 September 2009 23:54 UTC www.thocp.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The most common technique involves people (or spambots) posting links to sites, most likely pornographic or dealing with online dating, on the comments section of random videos or people's profiles.^ Ignoring him seems like the best way to deal with his misinformed postings.

^ Would someone post concrete examples of this for as many of these sites as you can (like the 150V x-ray example above)?
  • Web Spamming by Academic Publishers | The n-Category Café 6 February 2010 13:34 UTC golem.ph.utexas.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ To be able to grok an application, you need to be able to look through the GUI that most people recognize and imagine the code behind it, like the characters in The Matrix .

.Another frequently used technique is using bots to post messages on random users' profiles to a spam account's channel page, along with enticing text and images, usually of a sexually suggestive nature.^ In the 1980s the term was adopted to describe certain abusive users who frequented BBSs and MUDs, who would repeat "SPAM" a huge number of times to scroll other users' text off the screen.
  • World of Warcraft (en) Forums -> Post Search 31 January 2010 14:014 UTC forums.wow-europe.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Our spammer here ( http://www.blogger.com/profile/1424846 ) have written a script which automatically writes post which are random combination of words designed to target search engines for spam related queries.
  • New horizons in spamming aka SpamBlog ( Rick H needs to be cloned? ) 6 February 2010 13:34 UTC blog.taragana.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ This follows fairly closely another similar form dubbed "discordian poetry" that appeared to used a random word generator of the same name.
  • World of Warcraft (en) Forums -> Post Search 31 January 2010 14:014 UTC forums.wow-europe.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.These pages may include their own or other users' videos, again often suggestive.^ Of course, if some users can do some things and others can't, this creates the opportunity for the adversary to perform an unauthorized action, but that's often unavoidable.

^ A body at rest may not produce the reaction needed to have these gas molecules repelling each other forming large gas cells.

^ This may be due, among others, to the fact that the application of the legislation to these new types of services is not always clear.
  • Legal History Of Spam 31 January 2010 14:014 UTC www.slideshare.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The main purpose of these accounts is to draw people to their link in the home page section of their profile.^ The linked SpringerLink, eprintweb, and IOP sites give pages that don’t have these search terms, but presumably link to the PDFs that do, available for purchase.
  • Web Spamming by Academic Publishers | The n-Category Café 6 February 2010 13:34 UTC golem.ph.utexas.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ That script is what would send-out spam and add that same snippet of code to the hero section of anyone who viewed the profile of an infected account.
  • Cutie Girl 7318 - The Worm that was sending-out spam from your... - Loren Williams's MySpace Blog | 6 February 2010 13:34 UTC blogs.myspace.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Setting up a “What you can do” section on the main page, a clickable list where every visitor can get involved easily.
  • Web Spamming by Academic Publishers | The n-Category Café 6 February 2010 13:34 UTC golem.ph.utexas.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.YouTube has blocked the posting of links but people can still manage to get their message across by replacing all instances of a period with the word "dot."^ Originally Posted by Thortok2000 I report people when the !@#$ shows up from the profanity filter, or when they are obviously avoiding the profanity filter, or when they use abbreviations containing words that I know the profanity filter blocks.
  • 72 Hour Ban - Zero Warning. - Page 4 - Unofficial World of Warcraft Forums 31 January 2010 14:014 UTC wow.incgamers.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ My answer to The People’s Cube is to make sure that all the hidden text/links are gone, and then do a reinclusion request .
  • SEO Advice: check your own site 6 February 2010 13:34 UTC www.mattcutts.com [Source type: General]

^ We write 3 articles a week (500 – 1500 words) and add 5 * 300 -1000 word blog posts each day all material is first posted on the site.
  • SEO Advice: check your own site 6 February 2010 13:34 UTC www.mattcutts.com [Source type: General]

For instance, typing out example dot com instead of example.com bypasses the filter set in place. .In addition, YouTube has implemented a CAPTCHA system that makes rapid posting of repeated comments much more difficult than before, because of abuse in the past by mass-spammers who would flood people's profiles with thousands of repetitive comments.^ Because to me that is much worse than making a blanket statment.
  • Have you ever noticed . . . [Archive] - The Raven 31 January 2010 14:014 UTC raven.theraider.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Eric Head, reportedly one of the biggest spammers in the world, who settled the lawsuit for several thousand U.S. dollars in June 2004.
  • World of Warcraft (en) Forums -> Post Search 31 January 2010 14:014 UTC forums.wow-europe.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Some forum admins make it so users have to enter a code in every post, I think that's excessive, I think captcha should be at the very least, a requirement when signing up to a forum...
  • How the hell I stop people from spamming...? 6 February 2010 13:34 UTC forums.digitalpoint.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Yet another kind is actual video spam, giving the uploaded movie a name and description with a popular figure or event which is likely to draw attention, or within the video has a certain image timed to come up as the video's thumbnail image to mislead the viewer.^ Thortok /hug /givecookie Thortok, you need to give up gaming for a year, spend time with live people, and l2socialize.
  • 72 Hour Ban - Zero Warning. [Archive] - Unofficial World of Warcraft Forums 31 January 2010 14:014 UTC wow.incgamers.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Take that time to think if spamming /healme automatically without actually *needing* any healing is a clever idea.
  • 72 Hour Ban - Zero Warning. [Archive] - Unofficial World of Warcraft Forums 31 January 2010 14:014 UTC wow.incgamers.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Save for ingenious marketing (like red bull or Apple), this is how sites grow, and how they eventually come to rank higher for certain keywords.
  • SEO Advice: check your own site 6 February 2010 13:34 UTC www.mattcutts.com [Source type: General]

.The actual content of the video ends up being totally unrelated, a Rickroll, sometimes offensive, or just features on-screen text of a link to the site being promoted.^ It isn't the actual content or wording of your message, just that you actually made the message in the first place.
  • 72 Hour Ban - Zero Warning. [Archive] - Unofficial World of Warcraft Forums 31 January 2010 14:014 UTC wow.incgamers.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Once you remove the reason for the shouting (or expose them in this case for being total jack*sses), then it’s hilarious that they just ignore it and keep shouting.
  • SEO Advice: check your own site 6 February 2010 13:34 UTC www.mattcutts.com [Source type: General]

^ That fake porn site adware/virus asshat I tracked down ended-up getting a fine.
  • Cutie Girl 7318 - The Worm that was sending-out spam from your... - Loren Williams's MySpace Blog | 6 February 2010 13:34 UTC blogs.myspace.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[7]
.Others may upload videos presented in an infomercial-like format selling their product which feature actors and paid testimonials, though the promoted product or service is of dubious quality and would likely not pass the scrutiny of a standards and practices department at a television station or cable network.^ Blogging may have different topics but overall we are all blogging either as a passion or to share a product or service.
  • The Secret to Massive Digg/StumbleUpon Traffic Without Spamming | Liz Strauss at Successful Blog 6 February 2010 13:34 UTC www.successful-blog.com [Source type: General]

^ Some minerals the likes of bismuth and some of the other odd rock formations you find are in transition from two to three nucleus nuclei orbits.

^ The HD quality is much better then what cable was offering and the DIRECTV HD tuners bring in 1080i HD. Some of the online features like the DVR scheduler are very nice and overall I’m happy with the quality.
  • DIRECTV - Reviews on RateItAll 6 February 2010 13:34 UTC www.rateitall.com [Source type: General]

Noncommercial spam

.E-mail and other forms of spamming have been used for purposes other than advertisements.^ Noncommercial spam E-mail and other forms of spamming have been used for purposes other than advertisements.
  • World of Warcraft (en) Forums -> Post Search 31 January 2010 14:014 UTC forums.wow-europe.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Commercial uses The most common purpose for spamming is advertising.
  • World of Warcraft (en) Forums -> Post Search 31 January 2010 14:014 UTC forums.wow-europe.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ However, some of the possible means used to stop spamming may lead to other side effects, such as increased government control over the Internet, loss of privacy, barriers to free expression, and even the commercialization of e-mail.
  • World of Warcraft (en) Forums -> Post Search 31 January 2010 14:014 UTC forums.wow-europe.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Many early Usenet spams were religious or political.^ Many early Usenet spams were religious or political in nature.
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.Serdar Argic, for instance, spammed Usenet with historical revisionist screeds.^ Serdar Argic, for instance, spammed Usenet with historical revisionist screeds.
  • World of Warcraft (en) Forums -> Post Search 31 January 2010 14:014 UTC forums.wow-europe.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.A number of evangelists have spammed Usenet and e-mail media with preaching messages.^ A number of evangelists have spammed Usenet and e-mail media with preaching messages.
  • World of Warcraft (en) Forums -> Post Search 31 January 2010 14:014 UTC forums.wow-europe.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Newsgroup spam and Forum spam Main article: Newsgroup spam Newsgroup spam predates e-mail spam, and targets Usenet newsgroups and it consists of repetitous posting of a message (or substantially similar messages).
  • World of Warcraft (en) Forums -> Post Search 31 January 2010 14:014 UTC forums.wow-europe.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Soon, this use had also become established—to spam Usenet was to flood newsgroups with junk messages.
  • World of Warcraft (en) Forums -> Post Search 31 January 2010 14:014 UTC forums.wow-europe.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.A growing number of criminals are also using spam to perpetrate various sorts of fraud,[8] and in some cases have used it to lure people to locations where they have been kidnapped, held for ransom, and even murdered.^ A growing number of criminals are also using spam to perpetrate various sorts of fraud[3], and in some cases have used it to lure people to locations where they have been kidnapped, held for ransom and even murdered [4].
  • World of Warcraft (en) Forums -> Post Search 31 January 2010 14:014 UTC forums.wow-europe.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ However, some of the possible means used to stop spamming may lead to other side effects, such as increased government control over the Internet, loss of privacy, barriers to free expression, and even the commercialization of e-mail.
  • World of Warcraft (en) Forums -> Post Search 31 January 2010 14:014 UTC forums.wow-europe.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Danny Sullivan recently wrote some articles about the changing standards for various people.
  • Spamming Versus Creative / Real World SEO Tactics - Search Engine Watch Forums 6 February 2010 13:34 UTC forums.searchenginewatch.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[9]

Geographical origins of spams

A 2009 Cisco Systems report lists the origin of spam by country as follows:[10]
(trillions of spam messages per year)
  1. Brazil: 7.7;
  2. USA: 6.6;
  3. India: 3.6;
  4. South Korea: 3.1;
  5. Turkey: 2.6;
  6. Vietnam: 2.5;
  7. China: 2.4;
  8. Poland: 2.4;
  9. Russia: 2.3;
  10. Argentina: 1.5.

History

Pre-Internet spam

In the late 19th Century Western Union allowed telegraphic messages on its network to be sent to multiple destinations. .The first recorded instance of a mass unsolicited commercial telegram is from May 1864.[11] Up until the Great Depression wealthy North American residents would be deluged with nebulous investment offers.^ Although the first known instance of unsolicited commercial e-mail occurred in 1978 (unsolicited electronic messaging had already taken place over other media, with the first recorded instance being via telegram on September 13, 1904), the term "spam" for this practice had not yet been applied.
  • World of Warcraft (en) Forums -> Post Search 31 January 2010 14:014 UTC forums.wow-europe.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ These forms of unsolicited commercial communications may on the one hand be relatively easy and cheap to send and on the other may impose a burden and/or cost on the recipient.
  • Legal History Of Spam 31 January 2010 14:014 UTC www.slideshare.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ They may even decide that they would give up everything in order to harm you, in which case they will almost certainly succeed.

This problem never fully emerged in Europe to the degree that it did in the Americas, because telegraphy was regulated by national post offices in the European region.

Origin of the term

According to the Internet Society and other sources, the term spam is derived from the 1970 SPAM sketch of the BBC television comedy series "Monty Python's Flying Circus"[12][13]
.The sketch is set in a cafe where nearly every item on the menu includes SPAM canned luncheon meat.^ History Main article: History of spamming The term spam is derived from the Monty Python SPAM sketch, set in a cafe where nearly every item on the menu includes SPAM luncheon meat.
  • World of Warcraft (en) Forums -> Post Search 31 January 2010 14:014 UTC forums.wow-europe.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In 1970, that BBC comedy show aired a sketch that featured a cafe that had a menu that featured items like "egg, bacon, and spam;" "egg, bacon, sausage, and spam;" " spam, bacon, sausage, and spam;" "spam, egg, spam, spam, bacon, and spam;" and finally "lobster thermidor aux crevettes with a mornay sauce garnished with truffle pate, brandy, and a fried egg on top and spam."
  • Spam 16 September 2009 23:54 UTC www.thocp.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Monty Python“and „Canter and Seigel“ “SPAM” is a trademark for a canned meat product from Hormel Foods.3 In a sketch of Monty Python’s Flying Circus, a British comedy TV-show, the word “spam” is repeated to the point of absurdity in a restaurant menu.
  • Legal History Of Spam 31 January 2010 14:014 UTC www.slideshare.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.As the waiter recites the SPAM-filled menu, a chorus of Viking patrons drowns out all conversations with a song repeating "SPAM, SPAM, SPAM, SPAM...^ As the server recites the SPAM-filled menu, a chorus of Viking patrons drowns out all conversations with a song repeating "SPAM, SPAM, SPAM, SPAM...
  • World of Warcraft (en) Forums -> Post Search 31 January 2010 14:014 UTC forums.wow-europe.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ To make matters sillier, the cafe was filled with Vikings who periodically break out into song praising Spam: "Spam, spam, spam, spam ...
  • Spam 16 September 2009 23:54 UTC www.thocp.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The word derives from their dialectical pronunciation of the word "dico" ("I tell you") which could be heard out of their conversations all the time.
  • List of ethnic slurs by ethnicity [Archive] - FileSharing Talk 31 January 2010 14:014 UTC filesharingtalk.com [Source type: Reference]

lovely .SPAM! wonderful SPAM!", hence "SPAMming" the dialogue.^ SPAM, wonderful SPAM," hence "SPAMming" the dialogue.
  • World of Warcraft (en) Forums -> Post Search 31 January 2010 14:014 UTC forums.wow-europe.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The excessive amount of SPAM mentioned in the sketch is a reference to the preponderance of imported canned meat products in the United Kingdom, particularly corned beef from Argentina, in the years after World War II, as the country struggled to rebuild its agricultural base.^ The excessive amount of SPAM mentioned in the sketch is a reference to British rationing during World War II. SPAM was one of the few foods that was not restricted and was therefore widely available.
  • World of Warcraft (en) Forums -> Post Search 31 January 2010 14:014 UTC forums.wow-europe.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Monty Python“and „Canter and Seigel“ “SPAM” is a trademark for a canned meat product from Hormel Foods.3 In a sketch of Monty Python’s Flying Circus, a British comedy TV-show, the word “spam” is repeated to the point of absurdity in a restaurant menu.
  • Legal History Of Spam 31 January 2010 14:014 UTC www.slideshare.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The original term Spam was coined in 1937 by the Hormel corporation as a name for its potted meat product: a blend of spiced ham.
  • Spam 16 September 2009 23:54 UTC www.thocp.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.SPAM captured a large slice of the British market within lower economic classes and became a byword among British schoolboys of the 1960s for low-grade fodder due to its commonality, monotonic taste and cheap price - whence the humour of the Python sketch.^ Monty Python“and „Canter and Seigel“ “SPAM” is a trademark for a canned meat product from Hormel Foods.3 In a sketch of Monty Python’s Flying Circus, a British comedy TV-show, the word “spam” is repeated to the point of absurdity in a restaurant menu.
  • Legal History Of Spam 31 January 2010 14:014 UTC www.slideshare.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ History Main article: History of spamming The term spam is derived from the Monty Python SPAM sketch, set in a cafe where nearly every item on the menu includes SPAM luncheon meat.
  • World of Warcraft (en) Forums -> Post Search 31 January 2010 14:014 UTC forums.wow-europe.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.In the 1980s the term was adopted to describe certain abusive users who frequented BBSs and MUDs, who would repeat "SPAM" a huge number of times to scroll other users' text off the screen.^ In the 1980s the term was adopted to describe certain abusive users who frequented BBSs and MUDs, who would repeat "SPAM" a huge number of times to scroll other users' text off the screen.
  • World of Warcraft (en) Forums -> Post Search 31 January 2010 14:014 UTC forums.wow-europe.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ A common refrain from spam-fighters is that spamming itself abridges the historical freedom of the Internet, by attempting to force users to carry the costs of material which they would not choose.
  • World of Warcraft (en) Forums -> Post Search 31 January 2010 14:014 UTC forums.wow-europe.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The term "SpaSMS" was coined at the adnews website Adland in 2000 to describe spam SMS. [edit] Online game messaging spam Many online games allow players to contact each other via player-to-player messaging, or chatrooms or public discussion areas.
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[14] .In early Chat rooms services like PeopleLink and the early days of AOL, they actually flooded the screen with quotes from the Monty Python Spam sketch.^ In the early Chat rooms in services like PeopleLink and the early days of AOL, they actually flooded the screen with sizeable quotes from the Monty Python routine.
  • World of Warcraft (en) Forums -> Post Search 31 January 2010 14:014 UTC forums.wow-europe.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Monty Python“and „Canter and Seigel“ “SPAM” is a trademark for a canned meat product from Hormel Foods.3 In a sketch of Monty Python’s Flying Circus, a British comedy TV-show, the word “spam” is repeated to the point of absurdity in a restaurant menu.
  • Legal History Of Spam 31 January 2010 14:014 UTC www.slideshare.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ History Main article: History of spamming The term spam is derived from the Monty Python SPAM sketch, set in a cafe where nearly every item on the menu includes SPAM luncheon meat.
  • World of Warcraft (en) Forums -> Post Search 31 January 2010 14:014 UTC forums.wow-europe.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.With internet connections over phone lines, typically running at 1200 or even 300 BAUD, it could take an enormous amount of time for a spammy logo, drawn in ASCII art to scroll to completion on a viewer's terminal.^ Granted, I realize that anything legal, and governmental takes an enormous amount of time and patience...
  • Cutie Girl 7318 - The Worm that was sending-out spam from your... - Loren Williams's MySpace Blog | 6 February 2010 13:34 UTC blogs.myspace.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Me: "Once per 15 seconds is too often, even in a zone where I'm completely alone and nobody even saw it anyway, so not only could nobody have reported me for it, but nobody even saw it in the first place?"
  • 72 Hour Ban - Zero Warning. [Archive] - Unofficial World of Warcraft Forums 31 January 2010 14:014 UTC wow.incgamers.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Even LifeHacker takes time to thank their Digg friends.
  • The Secret to Massive Digg/StumbleUpon Traffic Without Spamming | Liz Strauss at Successful Blog 6 February 2010 13:34 UTC www.successful-blog.com [Source type: General]

.Sending an irritating, large, meaningless block of text in this way was called spamming. This was used as a tactic by insiders of a group that wanted to drive newcomers out of the room so the usual conversation could continue.^ This was generally used as a tactic by insiders of a particular group who wanted to drive newcomers out of the room so the usual conversation could continue.
  • World of Warcraft (en) Forums -> Post Search 31 January 2010 14:014 UTC forums.wow-europe.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Pissed off because the asshat was using it to send-out spam.
  • Cutie Girl 7318 - The Worm that was sending-out spam from your... - Loren Williams's MySpace Blog | 6 February 2010 13:34 UTC blogs.myspace.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ As the server recites the SPAM-filled menu, a chorus of Viking patrons drowns out all conversations with a song repeating "SPAM, SPAM, SPAM, SPAM...
  • World of Warcraft (en) Forums -> Post Search 31 January 2010 14:014 UTC forums.wow-europe.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.It was also used to prevent members of rival groups from chatting—for instance, Star Wars fans often invaded Star Trek chat rooms, filling the space with blocks of text until the Star Trek fans left.^ These email addressees are composed of addresses used on newsgroups and chat rooms.
  • Spam 16 September 2009 23:54 UTC www.thocp.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[15] .This act, previously called flooding or trashing, came to be known as spamming.^ This act, previously termed flooding or trashing, came to be called spamming as well.
  • World of Warcraft (en) Forums -> Post Search 31 January 2010 14:014 UTC forums.wow-europe.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ October - Judge Orders Spam King To disable spyware programs A federal judge has ordered Stanford Wallace, known as the Spam King, to disable so-called spyware programs that infiltrate people's computers, track their Internet use and flood them with pop-up advertising.
  • Spam 16 September 2009 23:54 UTC www.thocp.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[16] .The term was soon applied to a large amount of text broadcast by many users.^ By analogy, the term was soon applied to any large amount of text broadcast by one user, or sometimes by many users.
  • World of Warcraft (en) Forums -> Post Search 31 January 2010 14:014 UTC forums.wow-europe.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Many users are bothered by spam because it impinges upon the amount of time they spend reading their e-mail.
  • World of Warcraft (en) Forums -> Post Search 31 January 2010 14:014 UTC forums.wow-europe.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Adopting a term previously used in online text games, outraged Usenet users branded the excessive message posting "spam".
  • Spam 16 September 2009 23:54 UTC www.thocp.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.It later came to be used on Usenet to mean excessive multiple posting—the repeated posting of the same message.^ It later came to be used on Usenet to mean excessive multiple posting—the repeated posting of the same message.
  • World of Warcraft (en) Forums -> Post Search 31 January 2010 14:014 UTC forums.wow-europe.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ When the same message comes from multiple senders, it’s spam.
  • Think Progress » John Podhoretz: Compulsive Liar 31 January 2010 14:014 UTC thinkprogress.org [Source type: General]

^ The same source states that this is because of the increase of use in IM (instant messaging - a from of chatting)( 6 ) .
  • Spam 16 September 2009 23:54 UTC www.thocp.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The unwanted message would appear in many if not all newsgroups, just as SPAM appeared in nearly all the menu items in the Monty Python sketch.^ Monty Python“and „Canter and Seigel“ “SPAM” is a trademark for a canned meat product from Hormel Foods.3 In a sketch of Monty Python’s Flying Circus, a British comedy TV-show, the word “spam” is repeated to the point of absurdity in a restaurant menu.
  • Legal History Of Spam 31 January 2010 14:014 UTC www.slideshare.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ As the server recites the SPAM-filled menu, a chorus of Viking patrons drowns out all conversations with a song repeating "SPAM, SPAM, SPAM, SPAM...
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^ It gets harder and harder to recognize spam because most messages appear to be quite normal with ordinary sender names and subjects.
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.The first usage of this sense was by Joel Furr[17] in the aftermath of the ARMM incident of March 31, 1993, in which a piece of experimental software released dozens of recursive messages onto the news.admin.policy newsgroup.^ The first evident usage of this sense was by Joel Furr in the aftermath of the ARMM incident of March 31, 1993, in which a piece of experimental software released dozens of recursive messages onto the news.admin.policy newsgroup.
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^ March 31 - Usenet administrator Richard Depew inadvertently posted the same message 200 times to a discussion group.
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[18] .This use had also become established—to spam Usenet was flooding newsgroups with junk messages.^ Soon, this use had also become established—to spam Usenet was to flood newsgroups with junk messages.
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^ It is only when someone attempts to trademark the word "spam" that we object to such use, in order to protect our rights in our famous trademark SPAM. We coined this term in 1937 and it has become a famous trademark.
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^ Spam as denial of service Spamming has also been used as a denial of service ("DoS") tactic, particularly on Usenet.
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.The word was also attributed to the flood of "Make Money Fast" messages that clogged many newsgroups during the 1990s.^ Make money fast Misc.
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^ Soon, this use had also become established—to spam Usenet was to flood newsgroups with junk messages.
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^ My site doesn’t make enough money to employ people and file DMCA. In fact MANY sites link back to my website (Source: MY SITE).
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[citation needed]
In 1998, the New Oxford Dictionary of English, which had previously only defined "spam" in relation to the trademarked food product, added a second definition to its entry for "spam": "Irrelevant or inappropriate messages sent on the Internet to a large number of newsgroups or users."[19]
.There are three popular false etymologies of the word "spam". The first, promulgated by early spammers Laurence Canter and Martha Siegel, is that "spamming" is what happens when one dumps a can of SPAM luncheon meat into a fan blade.^ There are three popular fake etymologies of the word "spam".
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^ The first, promulgated by Canter & Siegel themselves, is that "spamming" is what happens when one dumps a can of SPAM luncheon meat into a fan blade.
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^ Court cases Attorney Laurence Canter was disbarred by the Supreme Court of Tennessee in 1997 for sending prodigious amounts of spam advertising his immigration law practice.
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The second is the backronym "shit posing as mail." The third is similar, using "stupid pointless annoying messages." Another false etymology is the Esperanto interpretation: The term spamo (with the o-ending designating nouns) makes sense as "senpete alsendita mesaĝo", which means "a message sent to someone without request".

History of Internet "spam"

.The earliest documented spam was a message advertising the availability of a new model of Digital Equipment Corporation computers sent to 393 recipients on ARPANET in 1978, by Gary Thuerk.^ The sender is identified as Gary Thuerk, an aggressive DEC marketer who thought Arpanet users would find it cool that DEC had integrated Arpanet protocol support directly into the new DEC-20 and TOPS-20 OS.( 11 ) .
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^ The first commercial spam sent intentionally was that of a DEC representative to every Arpanet address on the west coast, or at least an attempt at that.
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^ Implicit first-free-system”: The spammer can ask for the consent by sending the recipient a message and if the recipient does not object, spamming is allowed.
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[17][20][21] .The term "spam" for this practice had not yet been applied.^ Although the first known instance of unsolicited commercial e-mail occurred in 1978 (unsolicited electronic messaging had already taken place over other media, with the first recorded instance being via telegram on September 13, 1904), the term "spam" for this practice had not yet been applied.
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^ What qualifies as spam varies from game to game, but usually this term applies to all forms of message flooding, violating the terms of service contract for the website.
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Spamming had been practiced as a prank by participants in multi-user dungeon games, to fill their rivals' accounts with unwanted electronic junk.[21] The first known electronic chain letter, titled Make Money Fast, was released in 1988.
.The first major commercial spam incident started on March 5, 1994, when a husband and wife team of lawyers, Laurence Canter and Martha Siegel, began using bulk Usenet posting to advertise immigration law services.^ Commercial spamming started in force on March 5, 1994, when a pair of lawyers, Laurence Canter and Martha Siegel, began using bulk Usenet posting to advertise immigration law services.
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^ Spam as denial of service Spamming has also been used as a denial of service ("DoS") tactic, particularly on Usenet.
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^ Commercial uses The most common purpose for spamming is advertising.
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.The incident was commonly termed the "Green Card spam", after the subject line of the postings.^ The incident was commonly termed the "Green Card spam", after the subject line of the postings.
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^ Spamming an internet forum is when a user posts a message that is off-topic or has little relevance to the subject being discussed, or a post that fails to contribute to the thread.
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^ Goods commonly advertised in spam include pornography, unlicensed computer software, medical products such as Viagra, credit card accounts, and fad products.
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Defiant in the face of widespread condemnation, the attorneys claimed their detractors were hypocrites or "zealouts", claimed they had a free speech right to send unwanted commercial messages, and labeled their opponents "anti-commerce radicals." The couple wrote a controversial book entitled How to Make a Fortune on the Information Superhighway.[21]
.Later that year a poster operating under the alias Serdar Argic posted antagonistic messages denying the Armenian Genocide to tens of thousands of Usenet discussions that had been searched for the word Turkey.^ If anyone wants to discuss laws that do make search engine spam, I'd like to hear about it, and please post examples not just "yes" posts.
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^ Spamming an internet forum is when a user posts a message that is off-topic or has little relevance to the subject being discussed, or a post that fails to contribute to the thread.
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^ March 31 - Usenet administrator Richard Depew inadvertently posted the same message 200 times to a discussion group.
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.Within a few years, the focus of spamming (and anti-spam efforts) moved chiefly to e-mail, where it remains today.^ A Maryland (USA) judge overturns the state’s anti-spam law (2002 Commercial Electronic Mail Act), ruling that it interferes with interstate commerce.
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^ And the problem may get worse as e-mail marketers look for new ways to reach consumers as most governments start to prepare anti-spam laws.
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^ It's just like spam in email (and that was, more or less, the original redefinition of the word "spam" that is now used today), and it is just like junkmail in the snail-mail world.
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[14] .Arguably, the aggressive email spamming by a number of high-profile spammers such as Sanford Wallace of Cyber Promotions in the mid-to-late 1990s contributed to making spam predominantly an email phenomenon in the public mind.^ Just last week I wrote about the inroads the U.S. has been making in stopping and apprehending spammers – a huge U.S. based spamming operation (the world’s largest) in particular.

^ Spam email titles aren’t supposed to make any sense (let alone have such correct spelling)…what an incompetent bastard.
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^ A recent email from Carl Willis mentions a practice that’s been annoying me lately: a particular form of ‘ web spamming ’ by academic publishers, sometimes called ‘ cloaking ’.
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[citation needed]
.By 2009, the majority of spam sent around the world was in the English language; spammers began using automatic translation services to send spam in other languages.^ In the context of spam this means that the spammer has to stop automatically the send- ing of spam.
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^ Commercial spamming started in force on March 5, 1994, when a pair of lawyers, Laurence Canter and Martha Siegel, began using bulk Usenet posting to advertise immigration law services.
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^ Just last week I wrote about the inroads the U.S. has been making in stopping and apprehending spammers – a huge U.S. based spamming operation (the world’s largest) in particular.

[22]

Trademark issues

.Hormel Foods Corporation, the maker of SPAM luncheon meat, does not object to the Internet use of the term "spamming". However, they did ask that the capitalized word "SPAM" be reserved to refer to their product and trademark.^ We do not object to use of this slang term to describe UCE, although we do object to the use of the word "spam" as a trademark and to the use of our product image in association with that term.
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^ Children will be exposed to the slang term "spam" to describe UCE well before being exposed to our famous product SPAM. Ultimately, we are trying to avoid the day when the consuming public asks, "Why would Hormel Foods name its product after junk e-mail?"
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^ Monty Python“and „Canter and Seigel“ “SPAM” is a trademark for a canned meat product from Hormel Foods.3 In a sketch of Monty Python’s Flying Circus, a British comedy TV-show, the word “spam” is repeated to the point of absurdity in a restaurant menu.
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[23] By and large, this request is obeyed in forums which discuss spam. .In Hormel Foods v SpamArrest, Hormel attempted to assert its trademark rights against SpamArrest, a software company, from using the mark "spam", since Hormel owns the trademark.^ Monty Python“and „Canter and Seigel“ “SPAM” is a trademark for a canned meat product from Hormel Foods.3 In a sketch of Monty Python’s Flying Circus, a British comedy TV-show, the word “spam” is repeated to the point of absurdity in a restaurant menu.
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^ However, Hormel has begun to press the trademark issue—first, when a firm registered the trademark "SpamArrest" in 2003, Hormel sued to invalidate the mark,[11] , and more recently two failed attempts to revoke the mark "spambuster".
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^ It is only when someone attempts to trademark the word "spam" that we object to such use, in order to protect our rights in our famous trademark SPAM. We coined this term in 1937 and it has become a famous trademark.
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.In a dilution claim, Hormel argued that Spam Arrest's use of the term "spam" had endangered and damaged "substantial goodwill and good reputation" in connection with its trademarked lunch meat and related products.^ Monty Python“and „Canter and Seigel“ “SPAM” is a trademark for a canned meat product from Hormel Foods.3 In a sketch of Monty Python’s Flying Circus, a British comedy TV-show, the word “spam” is repeated to the point of absurdity in a restaurant menu.
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^ From there, the transition from meat product to internet term has a stop with Monty Python's Flying Circus.
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^ It is only when someone attempts to trademark the word "spam" that we object to such use, in order to protect our rights in our famous trademark SPAM. We coined this term in 1937 and it has become a famous trademark.
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.Hormel also asserts that Spam Arrest's name so closely resembles its luncheon meat that the public might become confused, or might think that Hormel endorses Spam Arrest's products.^ Children will be exposed to the slang term "spam" to describe UCE well before being exposed to our famous product SPAM. Ultimately, we are trying to avoid the day when the consuming public asks, "Why would Hormel Foods name its product after junk e-mail?"
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^ Monty Python“and „Canter and Seigel“ “SPAM” is a trademark for a canned meat product from Hormel Foods.3 In a sketch of Monty Python’s Flying Circus, a British comedy TV-show, the word “spam” is repeated to the point of absurdity in a restaurant menu.
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^ The original term Spam was coined in 1937 by the Hormel corporation as a name for its potted meat product: a blend of spiced ham.
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Hormel did not prevail. .Attorney Derek Newman responded on behalf of Spam Arrest: "Spam has become ubiquitous throughout the world to describe unsolicited commercial e-mail.^ Additional “Spam-Initiatives” of the EU The EU-Commission published in 2004 a communication on unsolicited commercial communications or 'spam',29 reading as follows: Unsolicited commercial communications by e-mail, otherwise known as 'spam' have reached worrying proportions.
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^ But as the Annex of the Directive determines, 9 Art 3 does not apply to “the permissibility of unsolicited commercial communications by elec- tronic mail”.
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^ Therefore, “spam” is the umbrella term for10 unsolicited commercial electronic material (UCEM) and unsolicited bulk electronic material (UBEM).
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.No company can claim trademark rights on a generic term."^ It is only when someone attempts to trademark the word "spam" that we object to such use, in order to protect our rights in our famous trademark SPAM. We coined this term in 1937 and it has become a famous trademark.
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Hormel stated on its website: "Ultimately, we are trying to avoid the day when the consuming public asks, 'Why would Hormel Foods name its product after junk email?'".[24]
Hormel also made two attempts that were dismissed in 2005 to revoke the marks "SPAMBUSTER".[25] and Spam Cube.[26] .Hormel's Corporate Attorney Melanie J. Neumann also sent SpamCop's Julian Haight a letter on August 27, 1999 requesting that he delete an objectionable image (a can of Hormel's SPAM luncheon meat product in a trash can), change references to UCE spam to all lower case letters, and confirm his agreement to do so.^ Court cases Attorney Laurence Canter was disbarred by the Supreme Court of Tennessee in 1997 for sending prodigious amounts of spam advertising his immigration law practice.
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^ Monty Python“and „Canter and Seigel“ “SPAM” is a trademark for a canned meat product from Hormel Foods.3 In a sketch of Monty Python’s Flying Circus, a British comedy TV-show, the word “spam” is repeated to the point of absurdity in a restaurant menu.
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^ Hormel Foods Corporation, the makers of SPAM luncheon meat, do not object to the Internet use of the term .
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[27]

Costs of spam

.The European Union's Internal Market Commission estimated in 2001 that "junk e-mail" cost Internet users €10 billion per year worldwide.^ The worldwide cost of spam has been estimated at € 39 billion in 2005.
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^ You’re costing businesses worldwide $100 billion this year!
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^ Is there a list available of physics journals ranked by subscription cost/article (=subscription cost per year/articles per year)?
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[28]
.The California legislature found that spam cost United States organizations alone more than $13 billion in 2007, including lost productivity and the additional equipment, software, and manpower needed to combat the problem.^ Costs of spam The California legislature found that spam cost United States organizations alone more than $10 billion in 2004, including lost productivity and the additional equipment, software, and manpower needed to combat the problem.
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^ They nickel and dime you to death with extra charges (e.g., more than one receiver, HD reception, equipment maintenance).
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^ The ultimate charge is far more than the advertised cost.
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[29]
.Spam's direct effects include the consumption of computer and network resources, and the cost in human time and attention of dismissing unwanted messages.^ Spam's direct effects include the consumption of computer and network resources, and the cost in human time and attention of dismissing unwanted messages.
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^ There are two problems with this logic: first, the rate of reimbursement they could credibly budget is not nearly high enough to pay the direct costs; and second, the human cost (lost mail, lost time, and lost opportunities) is basically unrecoverable.
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^ Mobile phone spam Main article: Mobile phone spam Mobile phone spam is directed at the text messaging service of a mobile phone.
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.In addition, spam has costs stemming from the kinds of spam messages sent, from the ways spammers send them, and from the arms race between spammers and those who try to stop or control spam.^ In the context of spam this means that the spammer has to stop automatically the send- ing of spam.
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^ Just last week I wrote about the inroads the U.S. has been making in stopping and apprehending spammers – a huge U.S. based spamming operation (the world’s largest) in particular.

^ If you have been one of those who has received UCE with a return address using our web site address of SPAM.com, it wasn't us.
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.In addition, there are the opportunity cost of those who forgo the use of spam-afflicted systems.^ Some of the proposed solutions involve systemic changes and are a big psychological jump for those who have not yet truly valued the potential of Internet communications.
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^ If you have been one of those who has received UCE with a return address using our web site address of SPAM.com, it wasn't us.
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^ Member States shall ensure that means of distance communication, other than those referred to in paragraph 1, which allow individual communications may be used only where there is no clear objection from the consumer.” The Directive affirms the opt-in-system for fax-spamming – for other spamming- methods the Directive determines at least an opt-out-system (“clear objection”).
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.There are the direct costs, as well as the indirect costs borne by the victims—both those related to the spamming itself, and to other crimes that usually accompany it, such as financial theft, identity theft, data and intellectual property theft, virus and other malware infection, child pornography, fraud, and deceptive marketing.^ There are the direct costs, as well as the indirect costs borne by the victims - both those related to the spamming itself, and to other crimes that usually accompany it, such as financial theft, identity theft, data and intellectual property theft, virus and other malware infection, child pornography, fraud, and deceptive marketing.
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^ A common refrain from spam-fighters is that spamming itself abridges the historical freedom of the Internet, by attempting to force users to carry the costs of material which they would not choose.
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^ Newsgroups * news.admin.net-abuse.email * others in news.admin.net-abuse.* hierarchy * alt.spam [edit] See also * Nigerian spam * Phishing * E-mail fraud * Make money fast * Job Scams * Internet Troll * List of e-mail spammers * Social networking spam * Identity theft * virus (computer) * Contests - Some spam are set up as contests.
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The cost to providers of search engines is not insignificant:
.The secondary consequence of spamming is that search engine indexes are inundated with useless pages, increasing the cost of each processed query.^ Many modern search engines modified their search algorithms to try to exclude web pages utilizing spamdexing tactics.
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^ Spam targeting search engines (Spamdexing) Main article: Spamdexing Spamdexing (a portmanteau of spamming and indexing) refers to the practice on the World Wide Web of deliberately modifying HTML pages to increase the chance of them being placed high on search engine relevancy lists.
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^ The only thing this site offers to a search engine is a matching URL and some spammed keywords.
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[2]
.The methods of spammers are likewise costly.^ The methods of spammers are likewise costly.
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.Because spamming contravenes the vast majority of ISPs' acceptable-use policies, most spammers have for many years gone to some trouble to conceal the origins of their spam.^ However, it is less anonymous from the remote site to access the remote site directly; using the ISP's proxy affords some anonymity (unless the remote site colludes with the ISP).

^ Because of the ethnic tensions in The Netherlands it is used by most caucasian Dutch people as a term for Moroccan immigrants of any generation.
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^ Pissed off because the asshat was using it to send-out spam.
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.E-mail, Usenet, and instant-message spam are often sent through insecure proxy servers belonging to unwilling third parties.^ E-mail, Usenet, and instant-message spam are often sent through insecure proxy servers belonging to unwilling third parties.
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^ A number of evangelists have spammed Usenet and e-mail media with preaching messages.
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^ Furthermore, filtering may occasionally block legitimate e-mail ('false positive') or allow spam to get through ('false negatives').
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.Spammers frequently use false names, addresses, phone numbers, and other contact information to set up "disposable" accounts at various Internet service providers.^ This is used for a number of other countries.
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^ P.S. If any other user has some feedback for me please feel free to go to the site to get one of he many email addresses listed on the contact us page and shoot me an email.
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^ ISPs have set up help desk support and provide users with soft- ware against spam, spyware and malware.
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.In some cases, they have used falsified or stolen credit card numbers to pay for these accounts.^ In some cases, they have used falsified or stolen credit card numbers to pay for these accounts.
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^ A growing number of criminals are also using spam to perpetrate various sorts of fraud[3], and in some cases have used it to lure people to locations where they have been kidnapped, held for ransom and even murdered [4].
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^ So to be able to identify a person across any of these changes, you need to use a row number.

.This allows them to quickly move from one account to the next as each one is discovered and shut down by the host ISPs.^ This allows them to quickly move from one account to the next as each one is discovered and shut down by the host ISPs.
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.The costs of spam also include the collateral costs of the struggle between spammers and the administrators and users of the media threatened by spamming.^ The costs of spam also include the collateral costs of the struggle between spammers and the administrators and users of the media threatened by spamming.
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^ A common refrain from spam-fighters is that spamming itself abridges the historical freedom of the Internet, by attempting to force users to carry the costs of material which they would not choose.
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^ E-mail spam exemplifies a tragedy of the commons: spammers use resources (both physical and human), without bearing the entire cost of those resources.
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[30]
.Many users are bothered by spam because it impinges upon the amount of time they spend reading their e-mail.^ I had to call them a couple of times because the box they gave me broke.
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^ Well, then they’re not technically affecting the diminished count for this match, because they wouldn’t have bothered to click the two buttons needed to vote in the first place.
  • Loli Battle: Shana vs. Fate Testarossa - lolitron :: (*´Д`)ハァハァ 31 January 2010 14:014 UTC old.lolitron.org [Source type: General]

^ Expanding on point 3… while google may be a visitor, they don’t buy stuff or click ads… so why spend too much time worrying about them.
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.Many also find the content of spam frequently offensive, in that pornography is one of the most frequently advertised products.^ Find the link to their real blog — most users have one.
  • The Secret to Massive Digg/StumbleUpon Traffic Without Spamming | Liz Strauss at Successful Blog 6 February 2010 13:34 UTC www.successful-blog.com [Source type: General]

^ How many times can people more or less repeat that the content of the message wasn't important, it was the fact it was unsolicited advertisements which were?
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^ If you can't find one, you may have to start it yourself, but there are many security companies out there these days.

.Spammers send their spam largely indiscriminately, so pornographic ads may show up in a work place e-mail inbox—or a child's, the latter of which is illegal in many jurisdictions.^ In terms of direct costs, employees also have to clean up inboxes, thereby undermin- ing efficiency/productivity at work.
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^ Implicit first-free-system”: The spammer can ask for the consent by sending the recipient a message and if the recipient does not object, spamming is allowed.
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^ Consequently, every spammer has to mind – depending on the wording of the individual national law21 - the laws of the state, where he sends his mails to and (maybe) of the state of his domicile.
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Recently, there has been a noticeable increase in spam advertising websites that contain child pornography.[citation needed]
.Some spammers argue that most of these costs could potentially be alleviated by having spammers reimburse ISPs and persons for their material.^ If you want to be a successful email spammer, offer people access to these sorts of materials.
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^ The disease Water on the Brain leaves a person with very little material brain and yet these people function quite well (transfer of info cells).

^ Based on the above the following question arises: Who wants / can afford these costs against a single spammer?
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.November 2007" style="white-space:nowrap;">[citation needed] There are three problems with this logic: first, the rate of reimbursement they could credibly budget is not nearly high enough to pay the direct costs[citation needed], second, the human cost (lost mail, lost time, and lost opportunities) is basically unrecoverable, and third, spammers often use stolen bank accounts and credit cards to finance their operations, and would conceivably do so to pay off any fines imposed.^ In any case, the first commercial spam was sent – funny enough – by a US husband- and-wife firm of lawyers, Lawrence Canter and Martha Siegel, on April 12, 1994:6 they posted identical “green card”-advertisements to every newsgroup they could locate.
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^ First time I paid for service for the days I didn't have cable, this time I got them to credit my account for lost time.
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^ My first account action, a warning, was taken when I used a whisper mod to whisper SEPARATE people in the attempt for looking for Group.
  • 72 Hour Ban - Zero Warning. [Archive] - Unofficial World of Warcraft Forums 31 January 2010 14:014 UTC wow.incgamers.com [Source type: Original source]

.E-mail spam exemplifies a tragedy of the commons: spammers use resources (both physical and human), without bearing the entire cost of those resources.^ It's just like spam in email (and that was, more or less, the original redefinition of the word "spam" that is now used today), and it is just like junkmail in the snail-mail world.
  • 72 Hour Ban - Zero Warning. [Archive] - Unofficial World of Warcraft Forums 31 January 2010 14:014 UTC wow.incgamers.com [Source type: Original source]

^ A similar principle is used by those who employ both humans and dogs in combination as guards; the senses of dogs neatly complement those of humans, so the combination will likely be better than either humans or dogs alone.

^ Most good university libraries still subscribe to Nuclear Physics A and B. Back in 1999, subscribing to both of these cost about $20,000 a year.
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In fact, spammers commonly do not bear the cost at all. This raises the costs for everyone. .In some ways spam is even a potential threat to the entire e-mail system, as operated in the past.^ Generally, privilege escalation attacks refer to techniques that require some level of access above that of an anonymous remote system, but grant an even higher level of access, bypassing access controls.

^ Perl is a pretty good tool, but it has some shortcomings as well: The system command and backticks provide an easy way for the adversary to do shell injection.

^ But, even if some of us go ahead and publish in those journals, I see little reason for institutions to subscribe to them if the articles are obtainable some other way.
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.Since e-mail is so cheap to send, a tiny number of spammers can saturate the Internet with junk mail.^ Many internet service providers (ISPs) and e-mail service pro- viders (ESPs) already include obligations in contracts with their customers pro- hibiting the use of their services for sending spam.
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^ Consequently, every spammer has to mind – depending on the wording of the individual national law21 - the laws of the state, where he sends his mails to and (maybe) of the state of his domicile.
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.Although only a tiny percentage of their targets are motivated to purchase their products (or fall victim to their scams), the low cost may provide a sufficient conversion rate to keep the spamming alive.^ Got baited in to trying them with a promised low introductory rate that would have made it less epensive than my regular cable provider.
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.Furthermore, even though spam appears not to be economically viable as a way for a reputable company to do business, it suffices for professional spammers to convince a tiny proportion of gullible advertisers that it is viable for those spammers to stay in business.^ Most actions have been targeted at ‘traditional’ forms of spam; other noted threats have hardly been prosecuted even though they create major risks.
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.Finally, new spammers go into business every day, and the low costs allow a single spammer to do a lot of harm before finally realizing that the business is not profitable.^ "Spamming as a business is very low-cost to get into.
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^ I find myself chuckling at the final screams of the spammers as they drop off into the abyss.
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^ Based on the above the following question arises: Who wants / can afford these costs against a single spammer?
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.Some companies and groups "rank" spammers; spammers who make the news are sometimes referred to by these rankings.^ The French also make humorous reference to the former military uniform, sometimes furtively referring to a woman's period by saying "Les Anglais sont dbarqus (The English have landed).
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^ Furthermore, it was argued that the register with the e-mail-addresses could be used by spammers who do not care about any laws to collect new e-mail-addresses.
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^ The people in the middle who keep everything going — the academics who write for these journals and get tenure for publishing in them — don’t have to pay for them, and make more money when they get tenure!
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[31][32] .The secretive nature of spamming operations makes it difficult to determine how proliferated an individual spammer is, thus making the spammer hard to track, block or avoid.^ The secret of Massive Digg/StumbleUpon Traffic without Spamming – A nice article about how to say “Thank you” to our fans who stumbleupon and digg our sites.
  • The Secret to Massive Digg/StumbleUpon Traffic Without Spamming | Liz Strauss at Successful Blog 6 February 2010 13:34 UTC www.successful-blog.com [Source type: General]

^ I so agree with your (nonhippy) statements about how a simple “thank you” can go so far to make the spammers and rough comments seem less dreadful.
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^ I am trying so very hard to be a better resource for lyrics than the current lyric sites like azlyrics.com, sing365.com, and letssingit.com (some of which will install spyware so be forewarned) but Google seems determined to make this very difficult on me.
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.Also, spammers may target different networks to different extents, depending on how successful they are at attacking the target.^ In any case, trust depends on free will; a person may be trustworthy or untrustworthy, but a business or organization cannot, because they do not make decisions; people within them do.

^ For example, if an employee abuses the corporate network, they may find themselves on the receiving end of the sysadmin's luser attitude readjustment tool (LART).

^ In misuse detection, you need to have a good idea of what the adversary is after, or how they may operate.

.Thus considerable resources are employed to actually measure the amount of spam generated by a single person or group.^ Service providers in general have taken technical measures to tackle spam, including bet- ter spam filters.
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^ I was able to filter by people high enough level to help me with the quest I was looking for a group for, as well, so I only 'spammed' people that could actually help.
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.For example, victims that use common anti-spam hardware, software or services provide opportunities for such tracking.^ The service providers men- tioned in para 1 must comply with such list.
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^ Thanks for providing a useful social service, Judd.
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^ Service providers in general have taken technical measures to tackle spam, including bet- ter spam filters.
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Nevertheless, such rankings should be taken with a grain of salt.

General costs of spam

.In all cases listed above, including both commercial and non-commercial, "spam happens" because of a positive Cost-benefit analysis result if the cost to recipients is excluded as an externality the spammer can avoid paying.^ These forms of unsolicited commercial communications may on the one hand be relatively easy and cheap to send and on the other may impose a burden and/or cost on the recipient.
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^ Thus, the Directive regulates a method of the first case of the umbrella term spamming: using the fax for the purpose of sending unsolic- ited commercial material (UCM).
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^ Implicit first-free-system”: The spammer can ask for the consent by sending the recipient a message and if the recipient does not object, spamming is allowed.
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Cost is the combination of
.
  • Overhead: The costs and overhead of electronic spamming include bandwidth, developing or acquiring an email/wiki/blog spam tool, taking over or acquiring a host/zombie, etc.
  • Transaction cost: The incremental cost of contacting each additional recipient once a method of spamming is constructed, multiplied by the number of recipients.^ Posting encrypted messages to Usenet, or sending messages disguised as spam, or broadcasting them on a numbers station, for recipient anonymity.

    (see CAPTCHA as a method of increasing transaction costs)
  • Risks: Chance and severity of legal and/or public reactions, including damages and punitive damages
  • Damage: Impact on the community and/or communication channels being spammed (see Newsgroup spam)
.Benefit is the total expected profit from spam, which may include any combination of the commercial and non-commercial reasons listed above.^ Communication partners that use emails may reasonably expect that their communications will not be inspected by third public or private parties.
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It is normally linear, based on the incremental benefit of reaching each additional spam recipient, combined with the conversion rate. .The conversion rate for botnet-generated spam has recently been measured to be around one in 12,000,000 for pharmaceutical spam and one in 200,000 for infection sites as used by the Storm botnet.^ John March 21, 2006 at 2:41 pm I have spam reported tons of sites to Google where sites are using my domain name and scraped content.
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^ I’ve come across various sites that use small fonts coloured as the same colour to spam SEs with keywords as well as some that don’t, and both have been penalised.
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^ One of my sites (www.antiventurecapital.com) used to appear in the top 5 SERPs for searches on “venture capital”.
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[33]
.Spam is prevalent on the Internet because the transaction cost of electronic communications is radically less than any alternate form of communication, far outweighing the current potential losses, as seen by the amount of spam currently in existence.^ These forms of unsolicited commercial communications may on the one hand be relatively easy and cheap to send and on the other may impose a burden and/or cost on the recipient.
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^ Also, it was a different part of the ToS quoted at me in this instance, making it even less likely that the reason is because the message was said more than once.
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^ The Internet (spam) requires a harmonised approach to ensure simple, world/community-wide rules on spam for businesses and users.
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.Spam continues to spread to new forms of electronic communication as the gain (number of potential recipients) increases to levels where the cost/benefit becomes positive.^ These forms of unsolicited commercial communications may on the one hand be relatively easy and cheap to send and on the other may impose a burden and/or cost on the recipient.
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^ For such forms of unsolicited communications for direct mar- keting, it is justified to require that prior explicit consent of the recipients is obtained before such communications are addressed to them.
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^ Posting encrypted messages to Usenet, or sending messages disguised as spam, or broadcasting them on a numbers station, for recipient anonymity.

.Spam has most recently evolved to include wikispam and blogspam as the levels of readership increase to levels where the overhead is no longer the dominating factor.^ DIRECTV 1 I have recently moved into my brother’s house due to the fact that he could no longer afford the payment and choose to move to a rental.
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According to the above analysis, spam levels will continue to increase until the cost/benefit analysis is balanced[citation needed].

In crime

.Spam can be used to spread computer viruses, trojan horses or other malicious software.^ Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions on fighting spam, spyware and malicious software, COM/2006/0688 final.
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^ Bot-trap software ( http://danielwebb.us/software/bot-trap/ ) This is an application of anomaly detection to differentiate computers and humans, or to differentiate between use and abuse.

^ One more thing: Spam filtering cant be avoided as same as hacking and computer viruses.
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The objective may be identity theft, or worse (e.g., advance fee fraud). .Some spam attempts to capitalize on human greed whilst other attempts to use the victims' inexperience with computer technology to trick them (e.g., phishing).^ How come my simple attempts to contact other people in the attempt to form a group constitutes spam?
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^ Bot-trap software ( http://danielwebb.us/software/bot-trap/ ) This is an application of anomaly detection to differentiate computers and humans, or to differentiate between use and abuse.

^ It simply means that you need to stop thinking of people as being participants in the system, and think more of the participant as a computer and a human being forming a symbiotic relationship, each complementing the other.

.On May 31, 2007, one of the world's most prolific spammers, Robert Alan Soloway, was arrested by U.S. authorities.^ December 22nd, 2007, 02:31 PM 1-click weather best weather program available.....look around the world .
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[34] Described as one of the top ten spammers in the world, Soloway was charged with 35 criminal counts, including mail fraud, wire fraud, e-mail fraud, aggravated identity theft and money laundering.[34] .Prosecutors allege that Soloway used millions of "zombie" computers to distribute spam during 2003.[citation needed] This is the first case in which U.S. prosecutors used identity theft laws to prosecute a spammer for taking over someone else's Internet domain name.^ John March 21, 2006 at 2:41 pm I have spam reported tons of sites to Google where sites are using my domain name and scraped content.
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^ Furthermore, it was argued that the register with the e-mail-addresses could be used by spammers who do not care about any laws to collect new e-mail-addresses.
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^ Amdahl's law, also known as Amdahl's argument, is named after computer architect Gene Amdahl, and is used to find the maximum expected improvement to an overall system when only part of the system is improved.

[citation needed]

Political issues

Spamming remains a hot discussion topic. .In 2004, the seized Porsche of an indicted spammer was advertised on the Internet;[35] this revealed the extent of the financial rewards available to those who are willing to commit duplicitous acts online.^ Some of the proposed solutions involve systemic changes and are a big psychological jump for those who have not yet truly valued the potential of Internet communications.
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^ People who commit criminal acts tend to have criminal records.

^ It’s probably the best you guys can do”, and yet it is the righties who are impatient with those pesky little “details” that reveal the truth.
  • Think Progress » John Podhoretz: Compulsive Liar 31 January 2010 14:014 UTC thinkprogress.org [Source type: General]

.However, some of the possible means used to stop spamming may lead to other side effects, such as increased government control over the Internet, loss of privacy, barriers to free expression, and the commercialization of e-mail.^ Sometimes people use the term entropy to mean unpredictability, and it is nice that it is quantitative, however it is not really the best term to use.

^ Stop using spam mods, stop complaining about what Blizzard does/says, or quit the game.
  • 72 Hour Ban - Zero Warning. [Archive] - Unofficial World of Warcraft Forums 31 January 2010 14:014 UTC wow.incgamers.com [Source type: Original source]

^ However, if the answer is something simpler, such as "because you offered free gold, that breaks line 71 in the ToS" or something to that effect, that can be proven.
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[citation needed]
.One of the chief values favored by many long-time Internet users and experts, as well as by many members of the public, is the free exchange of ideas.^ P.S. If any other user has some feedback for me please feel free to go to the site to get one of he many email addresses listed on the contact us page and shoot me an email.
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^ Interesting idea and I really do believe that if you out others you will reap many times the benefit of your help.
  • The Secret to Massive Digg/StumbleUpon Traffic Without Spamming | Liz Strauss at Successful Blog 6 February 2010 13:34 UTC www.successful-blog.com [Source type: General]

^ There is another advantage to limited password lifetimes; if the passwords take a long time to guess or crack, then rotating them with a shorter time frame means that a cracked password is no longer valuable.

Many have valued the relative anarchy of the Internet, and bridle at the idea of restrictions placed upon it..February 2007" style="white-space:nowrap;">[citation needed] A common refrain from spam-fighters is that spamming itself abridges the historical freedom of the Internet, by attempting to force users to carry the costs of material which they would not choose.^ July 22nd, 2007, 05:37 PM A few more than 5 though (in true RAV SPAM style :)).
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^ If someone started an Email Spamming College, they would probably teach you this unfortunate but incontrovertible fact in Spam 101.
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^ Finally, spam- mers could bring forward that regulations against spamming would be anyway sense- less measures, because it is not possible to enforce them globally and therefore, they would just change their place of business and carry on.
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[citation needed]
.An ongoing concern expressed by parties such as the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the ACLU has to do with so-called "stealth blocking", a term for ISPs employing aggressive spam blocking without their users' knowledge.^ ISPs have set up help desk support and provide users with soft- ware against spam, spyware and malware.
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^ The Secret to Massive Digg/StumbleUpon Traffic Without Spamming Not a complete secret, but StumbleUpon users are ruthless with anything resembling spam.
  • The Secret to Massive Digg/StumbleUpon Traffic Without Spamming | Liz Strauss at Successful Blog 6 February 2010 13:34 UTC www.successful-blog.com [Source type: General]

^ It is logical (or at least common) to trust such systems more than systems without such a host-based agent, and to trust those more than systems belonging to other parties (e.g.

.These groups' concern is that ISPs or technicians seeking to reduce spam-related costs may select tools which (either through error or design) also block non-spam e-mail from sites seen as "spam-friendly". SPEWS is a common target of these criticisms.^ The Working Party 29 also wel- comes the research of other tools to fight spam that may be less privacy intru- sive.
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^ These forms of unsolicited commercial communications may on the one hand be relatively easy and cheap to send and on the other may impose a burden and/or cost on the recipient.
  • Legal History Of Spam 31 January 2010 14:014 UTC www.slideshare.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Filtering measures imposed in Finland reduced the proportion of spam in the transmitted e-mail from 80 % to about 30 %.
  • Legal History Of Spam 31 January 2010 14:014 UTC www.slideshare.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Few object to the existence of these tools; it is their use in filtering the mail of users who are not informed of their use which draws fire.^ These arrangements may continue to be useful in certain cases as an additional tool to the general obligations established in this Directive.
  • Legal History Of Spam 31 January 2010 14:014 UTC www.slideshare.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Furthermore, it was argued that the register with the e-mail-addresses could be used by spammers who do not care about any laws to collect new e-mail-addresses.
  • Legal History Of Spam 31 January 2010 14:014 UTC www.slideshare.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I wish Google would make these cloaked PDF files detectable only by those using Google Scholar… or better, by those who have permission to access them.
  • Web Spamming by Academic Publishers | The n-Category Café 6 February 2010 13:34 UTC golem.ph.utexas.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[citation needed]
.Some see spam-blocking tools as a threat to free expression—and laws against spamming as an untoward precedent for regulation or taxation of e-mail and the Internet at large.^ In fact, "That there is some way that remove.org can get people to stop calling or mailing or spamming you is pretty absurd," Church told internetnews.com .
  • Spamming to Stop Spam - ClickZ 6 February 2010 13:34 UTC www.clickz.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Furthermore, filtering may occasionally block legitimate e-mail ('false positive') or allow spam to get through ('false negatives').
  • Legal History Of Spam 31 January 2010 14:014 UTC www.slideshare.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Church is acts as general council to the Coalition Against Unsolicited Commercial E-mail ( CAUCE ), which advocates strong legislation to stop spam.
  • Spamming to Stop Spam - ClickZ 6 February 2010 13:34 UTC www.clickz.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Even though it is possible in some jurisdictions to treat some spam as unlawful merely by applying existing laws against trespass and conversion, some laws specifically targeting spam have been proposed.^ If the letter of the law governing spam onweb pages was applied to the nth degree, surely this could be innocently classed as keyword spamming?
  • SEO Advice: check your own site 6 February 2010 13:34 UTC www.mattcutts.com [Source type: General]

^ Even though some of these covered the wood stove it seemed to take forever.

^ And once I even starved for over an hour even though I had some crisps right next to me - I was too lazy to lift my arm.
  • Whats for X-mas? [Archive] - Team17 Forum 31 January 2010 14:014 UTC forum.team17.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.In 2004, United States passed the CAN-SPAM Act of 2003 which provided ISPs with tools to combat spam.^ ISPs have set up help desk support and provide users with soft- ware against spam, spyware and malware.
  • Legal History Of Spam 31 January 2010 14:014 UTC www.slideshare.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Can In The Am — A Canadian who either, acts American (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States), wants to move to the United States, or has emigrated or is emigrating to the United States.
  • List of ethnic slurs by ethnicity [Archive] - FileSharing Talk 31 January 2010 14:014 UTC filesharingtalk.com [Source type: Reference]

^ Al- though only consumers are in the scope of protection of the Directive, it is again a minimum standard; so Member-States can pass acts with wider protection (Art 14 of the Directive).
  • Legal History Of Spam 31 January 2010 14:014 UTC www.slideshare.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

This act allowed Yahoo! to successfully sue Eric Head, reportedly one of the biggest spammers in the world, who settled the lawsuit for several thousand U.S. dollars in June 2004. But the law is criticized by many for not being effective enough. .Indeed, the law was supported by some spammers and organizations which support spamming, and opposed by many in the anti-spam community.^ Soon the Internet-community shouted for laws against spam - – or were the media, the politicians or even the lawyers shouting?!
  • Legal History Of Spam 31 January 2010 14:014 UTC www.slideshare.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Examples of effective anti-abuse laws that respect free speech rights include those in the U.S. against unsolicited faxes and phone calls, and those in Australia and a few U.S. states against spam.^ We all think that its against the ToS to advertise something outside the game (that includes forums) and to spam the chat.
  • 72 Hour Ban - Zero Warning. [Archive] - Unofficial World of Warcraft Forums 31 January 2010 14:014 UTC wow.incgamers.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Examples include infiltrating and destroying NORAD headquarters in Cheyenne mountain, launching a direct attack against OpenSSH, and penetrating a very secure network.

^ If flagged as spam, that site is filtered against those keywords.
  • SEO Advice: check your own site 6 February 2010 13:34 UTC www.mattcutts.com [Source type: General]

[citation needed]
.In November 2004, Lycos Europe released a screen saver called make LOVE not SPAM which made Distributed Denial of Service attacks on the spammers themselves.^ A resource consumption attack is often called Denial of Service or DoS .

^ You may not be advertising gold selling services or powerleveling services, but that doesn't make your undesired advertisements any less irritating to people, and any less the spam they are.
  • 72 Hour Ban - Zero Warning. [Archive] - Unofficial World of Warcraft Forums 31 January 2010 14:014 UTC wow.incgamers.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The WSIS Tunis Agenda adopted in November 2005 calls to deal effectively with the significant and grow- ing problem posed by spam.
  • Legal History Of Spam 31 January 2010 14:014 UTC www.slideshare.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

It met with a large amount of controversy and the initiative ended in December 2004.[citation needed]
.While most countries either outlaw or at least ignore spam, Bulgaria is the first and until now only one to partially legalize it.^ But, despite my avatar image, i need speed and real anti-advertising and anti-popup power on the web, and this, until now, only opera can provide.
  • List your TOP FIVE Firefox extensions! [Archive] - Ubuntu Forums 31 January 2010 14:014 UTC ubuntuforums.org [Source type: General]

^ W\%5EX ) which means that only one of the two flags may be set, so that an adversary may either be able to overflow a buffer, or execute its contents, but not both.

^ Now only 5′929′289′283 spam sites to go!!
  • SEO Advice: check your own site 6 February 2010 13:34 UTC www.mattcutts.com [Source type: General]

.According to recent changes in the Bulgarian E-Commerce act anyone can send spam to mailboxes, owned by company or organization, as long as there is warning that this may be unsolicited commercial email in the message body.^ Thus, the Directive regulates a method of the first case of the umbrella term spamming: using the fax for the purpose of sending unsolic- ited commercial material (UCM).
  • Legal History Of Spam 31 January 2010 14:014 UTC www.slideshare.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Let me correct my statement: When Blizzard attacked the company doing the spam, it wasn't just for gold-selling, it was also for the unsolicited spam in-game.
  • 72 Hour Ban - Zero Warning. [Archive] - Unofficial World of Warcraft Forums 31 January 2010 14:014 UTC wow.incgamers.com [Source type: Original source]

^ If you can't find one, you may have to start it yourself, but there are many security companies out there these days.

.The law contains many other inadequate texts - for example the creation of a nationwide public electronic register of email addresses that do not want to receive spam, something valuable only as source for e-mail address harvesting.^ The only way to be sure you never receive unwanted email would be to never receive any email at all.

^ Industry sources report that spam now accounts for 50-80% of messages addressed to end-users.
  • Legal History Of Spam 31 January 2010 14:014 UTC www.slideshare.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ So if you want to vote 20 times you need 20 IP addresses and 20 unique emails.
  • Loli Battle: Shana vs. Fate Testarossa - lolitron :: (*´Д`)ハァハァ 31 January 2010 14:014 UTC old.lolitron.org [Source type: General]

.Anti-spam policies may also be a form of disguised censorship, a way to ban access or reference to questioning alternative forums or blogs by an institution.^ Suggest an alternative way to form groups for obscure quests most people don't do on low-pop servers, and I'll be glad to do it.
  • 72 Hour Ban - Zero Warning. [Archive] - Unofficial World of Warcraft Forums 31 January 2010 14:014 UTC wow.incgamers.com [Source type: Original source]

^ In terms of customer service, there is also a need for a more pro-active filtering policy by providing information on anti-spam filters, and by providing filtering services or facilities to subscribers as an option.
  • Legal History Of Spam 31 January 2010 14:014 UTC www.slideshare.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Usenet newsgroup spam, web search engine spam, spam in blogs, mobile phone messaging spam, internet forum spam and junk fax transmissions.
  • Legal History Of Spam 31 January 2010 14:014 UTC www.slideshare.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.This form of occult censorship is mainly used by private companies when they can not muzzle criticism by legal ways.^ The installation went great, the installer company they used were very polite and fast as well as prompt.
  • DIRECTV - Reviews on RateItAll 6 February 2010 13:34 UTC www.rateitall.com [Source type: General]

^ This is a way of using the private key of a key pair to sign data such that the public key can verify the signature.

^ The cytoskeleton also provides a travel framework for the transport molecules kinesin and dynein which move the molecules formed within the nucleus to where they are used or disbursed.

[note 1]

Court cases

United States

Sanford Wallace and Cyber Promotions were the target of a string of lawsuits, many of which were settled out of court, up through the famous 1998 Earthlink settlement[citation needed]which put Cyber Promotions out of business.
Attorney Laurence Canter was disbarred by the Tennessee Supreme Court in 1997 for sending prodigious amounts of spam advertising his immigration law practice.
In 2005, Jason Smathers, a former America Online employee, pled guilty to charges of violating the CAN-SPAM Act. In 2003, he sold a list of approximately 93 million AOL subscriber e-mail addresses to Sean Dunaway who, in turn, sold the list to spammers.[36][37]
.In 2007, Robert Soloway lost a case in a federal court against the operator of a small Oklahoma-based Internet service provider who accused him of spamming.^ So it is providing a service to many researchers out there who do have subscription access and who could, if they wanted to, get the arXiv version.
  • Web Spamming by Academic Publishers | The n-Category Café 6 February 2010 13:34 UTC golem.ph.utexas.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The op should consider that the GM who banned him made a judgment call based upon the "spirit of the game" and there is no definable "proof".
  • 72 Hour Ban - Zero Warning. [Archive] - Unofficial World of Warcraft Forums 31 January 2010 14:014 UTC wow.incgamers.com [Source type: Original source]

.U.S. Judge Ralph G. Thompson granted a motion by plaintiff Robert Braver for a default judgment and permanent injunction against him.^ Judge Pannell also denied DirecTV's motion to stay the case, thereby allowing the plaintiffs to proceed with discovery.
  • DIRECTV - Reviews on RateItAll 6 February 2010 13:34 UTC www.rateitall.com [Source type: General]

.The judgment includes a statutory damages award of $10,075,000 under Oklahoma law.^ UWG the damages to be awarded in this case in a case of fault shall also include lost profits; under Sec 16 para.
  • Legal History Of Spam 31 January 2010 14:014 UTC www.slideshare.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In addition, there is generally the possibility to claim damages under civil law.
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[38]
.In June 2007, two men were convicted of eight counts stemming from sending millions of e-mail spam messages that included hardcore pornographic images.^ I'm sure they also count automating the sending of identical messages as spam too.
  • 72 Hour Ban - Zero Warning. [Archive] - Unofficial World of Warcraft Forums 31 January 2010 14:014 UTC wow.incgamers.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Such ISPs and ESPs already prohibit the sending of unsolicited e-mail, or bulk e-mail, from their e-mail ac- counts.
  • Legal History Of Spam 31 January 2010 14:014 UTC www.slideshare.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The spammer can ask for the consent by sending the recipient a message and only if the consent is given spamming is allowed.
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Jeffrey A. Kilbride, 41, of Venice, California was sentenced to six years in prison, and James R. Schaffer, 41, of Paradise Valley, Arizona, was sentenced to 63 months. .In addition, the two were fined $100,000, ordered to pay $77,500 in restitution to AOL, and ordered to forfeit more than $1.1 million, the amount of illegal proceeds from their spamming operation.^ That was fine if you had fifty customers, but if you had lots of customers there wasn’t a cost-effective way to have a conversation with more than a few.
  • Adotas » Are You Spamming Your Customers? 6 February 2010 13:34 UTC www.adotas.com [Source type: General]

^ July 22nd, 2007, 05:37 PM A few more than 5 though (in true RAV SPAM style :)).
  • List your TOP FIVE Firefox extensions! [Archive] - Ubuntu Forums 31 January 2010 14:014 UTC ubuntuforums.org [Source type: General]

^ They will probably have more traffic in the next week than they’ve had in the last two months.
  • SEO Advice: check your own site 6 February 2010 13:34 UTC www.mattcutts.com [Source type: General]

[39] The charges included conspiracy, fraud, money laundering, and transportation of obscene materials. The trial, which began on June 5, was the first to include charges under the CAN-SPAM Act of 2003, according to a release from the Department of Justice. .The specific law that prosecutors used under the CAN-Spam Act was designed to crack down on the transmission of pornography in spam.^ Spamming, in and of itself, has its own category in the ToS, and under that category the simple act of advertising isn't mentioned.
  • 72 Hour Ban - Zero Warning. [Archive] - Unofficial World of Warcraft Forums 31 January 2010 14:014 UTC wow.incgamers.com [Source type: Original source]

[40]
In 2005, Scott J. Filary and Donald E. Townsend of Tampa, Florida were sued by Florida Attorney General Charlie Crist for violating the Florida Electronic Mail Communications Act.[41] .The two spammers were required to pay $50,000 USD to cover the costs of investigation by the state of Florida, and a $1.1 million penalty if spamming were to continue, the $50,000 was not paid, or the financial statements provided were found to be inaccurate.^ Ixnayer Says: August 27th, 2008 at 9:42 pm I got a spam today from a Marine in Iraq wanting to transfer 10 million dollars to the states.
  • Email Spamming 101: The A-Z Guide To Becoming Human Garbage | Cracked.com 6 February 2010 13:34 UTC www.cracked.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

The spamming operation was successfully shut down.[42]
Edna Fiedler, 44, of Olympia, Washington, on June 25, 2008, pleaded guilty in a Tacoma court and was sentenced to 2 years imprisonment and 5 years of supervised release or probation in an Internet $1 million "Nigerian check scam." She conspired to commit bank, wire and mail fraud, against US citizens, specifically using Internet by having had an accomplice who shipped counterfeit checks and money orders to her from Lagos, Nigeria, last November. Fiedler shipped out $ 609,000 fake check and money orders when arrested and prepared to send additional $ 1.1 million counterfeit materials. Also, the U.S. Postal Service recently intercepted counterfeit checks, lottery tickets and eBay overpayment schemes with a face value of $2.1 billion.[43][44]

United Kingdom

.In the first successful case of its kind, Nigel Roberts from the Channel Islands won £270 against Media Logistics UK who sent junk e-mails to his personal account.^ I definitely removed them from my block list when I realized account action was sent through the same e-mail as the "You submitted a ticket, thanks so much!"
  • 72 Hour Ban - Zero Warning. [Archive] - Unofficial World of Warcraft Forums 31 January 2010 14:014 UTC wow.incgamers.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Anonymous remailers attempted to mail things through a confusing network in an attempt to hide who originally sent an email.

^ Make a junk account, if you don’t want something like lolitron to be tied to a personal or business email.
  • Loli Battle: Shana vs. Fate Testarossa - lolitron :: (*´Д`)ハァハァ 31 January 2010 14:014 UTC old.lolitron.org [Source type: General]

[45]
January 2007, a Sheriff Court in Scotland awarded Mr. Gordon Dick £750 (the then maximum sum which could be awarded in a Small Claim action) plus expenses of £618.66, a total of £1368.66 against Transcom Internet Services Ltd.[46] for breaching anti-spam laws.[47] Transcom had been legally represented at earlier hearings but were not represented at the proof, so Dick got his decree by default. It is the largest amount awarded in compensation in the United Kingdom since the Nigel Roberts case in 2005 above.

New Zealand

.In October 2008, a vast international internet spam operation run from New Zealand was cited by American authorities as one of the world’s largest, and for a time responsible for up to a third of all unwanted emails.^ This is not the third time I was reported for spamming.
  • 72 Hour Ban - Zero Warning. [Archive] - Unofficial World of Warcraft Forums 31 January 2010 14:014 UTC wow.incgamers.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Saying “I’m an email spammer” probably won’t get the best response, so try to pad the blow if at all possible.
  • Email Spamming 101: The A-Z Guide To Becoming Human Garbage | Cracked.com 6 February 2010 13:34 UTC www.cracked.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The only way to be sure you never receive unwanted email would be to never receive any email at all.

In a statement the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) named Christchurch’s Lance Atkinson as one of the principals of the operation.
.New Zealand’s Internal Affairs announced it had lodged a $200,000 claim in the High Court against Atkinson and his brother Shane Atkinson and courier Roland Smits, after raids in Christchurch.^ Sheep shagger (Australian) - Aimed towards New Zealanders, because of their small human population and extremely high sheep population.
  • List of ethnic slurs by ethnicity [Archive] - FileSharing Talk 31 January 2010 14:014 UTC filesharingtalk.com [Source type: Reference]

.This marked the first prosecution since the Unsolicited Electronic Messages Act (UEMA) was passed in September 2007. The FTC said it had received more than three million complaints about spam messages connected to this operation, and estimated that it may be responsible for sending billions of illegal spam messages.^ They nickel and dime you to death with extra charges (e.g., more than one receiver, HD reception, equipment maintenance).
  • DIRECTV - Reviews on RateItAll 6 February 2010 13:34 UTC www.rateitall.com [Source type: General]

^ I have had specific discussions on this very subject, and the literal rule is do not do the same or similar message more often than 30 seconds.
  • 72 Hour Ban - Zero Warning. [Archive] - Unofficial World of Warcraft Forums 31 January 2010 14:014 UTC wow.incgamers.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Your message was more akin to the latter (which was an advertisement) than the former (which was specific assistance).
  • 72 Hour Ban - Zero Warning. [Archive] - Unofficial World of Warcraft Forums 31 January 2010 14:014 UTC wow.incgamers.com [Source type: Original source]

The US District Court froze the defendants’ assets to preserve them for consumer redress pending trial.[48]

Newsgroups

See also

History

References

  1. ^ The Spamhaus Project - The Definition Of Spam
  2. ^ a b Gyöngyi, Zoltán; Garcia-Molina, Hector (2005), "Web spam taxonomy", Proceedings of the First International Workshop on Adversarial Information Retrieval on the Web (AIRWeb), 2005 in The 14th International World Wide Web Conference (WWW 2005) May 10, (Tue)-14 (Sat), 2005, Nippon Convention Center (Makuhari Messe), Chiba, Japan., New York, N.Y.: ACM Press, ISBN 1-59593-046-9, http://airweb.cse.lehigh.edu/2005/gyongyi.pdf 
  3. ^ http://www.maawg.org/about/MAAWG20072Q_Metrics_Report.pdf
  4. ^ FileOn List Builder-Extract URL,MetaTags,Email,Phone,Fax from www-Optimized Webcrawler
  5. ^ Saul Hansell Social network launches worldwide spam campaign New York Times, September 13, 2007
  6. ^ The (Evil) Genius of Comment Spammers - Wired Magazine, March 2004
  7. ^ Fabrício Benevenuto, Tiago Rodrigues, Virgílio Almeida, Jussara Almeida and Marcos Gonçalves. Detecting Spammers and Content Promoters in Online Video Social Networks. In ACM SIGIR Conference, Boston, MA, USA, July 2009..
  8. ^ See: Advance fee fraud
  9. ^ SA cops, Interpol probe murder - News24.com, 2004-12-31
  10. ^ Brasil assume a liderança do spam mundial em 2009, diz Cisco (Portuguese)
  11. ^ "Getting the message, at last". 2007-12-14. http://www.economist.com/opinion/PrinterFriendly.cfm?story_id=10286400. 
  12. ^ Internet Society's Internet Engineering Taskforce: A Set of Guidelines for Mass Unsolicited Mailings and Postings (spam*)
  13. ^ Origin of the term "spam" to mean net abuse
  14. ^ a b Origin of the term "spam" to mean net abuse
  15. ^ The Origins of Spam in Star Trek chat rooms
  16. ^ Spamming? (rec.games.mud) - Google Groups USENET archive, 1990-09-26
  17. ^ a b At 30, Spam Going Nowhere Soon - Interviews with Gary Thuerk and Joel Furr
  18. ^ news.bbc.co.uk
  19. ^ "Oxford dictionary adds Net terms" on News.com
  20. ^ Reaction to the DEC Spam of 1978
  21. ^ a b c Tom Abate (May 3, 2008). "A very unhappy birthday to spam, age 30". San Francisco Chronicle. 
  22. ^ Danchev, Dancho. "Spammers go multilingual, use automatic translation services." ZDNet. July 28, 2009. Retrieved on August 31, 2009.
  23. ^ [1] - Official SPAM Website
  24. ^ Hormel Foods v SpamArrest, Motion for Summary Judgment, Redacted Version (PDF)
  25. ^ Hormel Foods Corpn v Antilles Landscape Investments NV (2005) EWHC 13 (Ch)
  26. ^ "Hormel Foods Corporation v. Spam Cube, Inc". United States Patent and Trademark Office. http://ttabvue.uspto.gov/ttabvue/v?pno=91171346&pty=OPP. Retrieved 2008-02-12. 
  27. ^ Letter from Hormel's Corporate Attorney Melanie J. Neumann to SpamCop's Julian Haight
  28. ^ "Data protection: "Junk" e-mail costs internet users 10 billion a year worldwide - Commission study"
  29. ^ CALIFORNIA BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONS CODE
  30. ^ Thank the Spammers - William R. James 2003-03-10
  31. ^ Spamhaus' "TOP 10 spam service ISPs"
  32. ^ The 10 Worst ROKSO Spammers
  33. ^ Kanich, C.; C. Kreibich, K. Levchenko, B. Enright, G. Voelker, V. Paxson and S. Savage (2008-10-28). "Spamalytics: An Empirical Analysis of Spam Marketing Conversion" (PDF). Proceedings of Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS). Alexandria, VA, USA. http://www.icsi.berkeley.edu/pubs/networking/2008-ccs-spamalytics.pdf. Retrieved 2008-11-05. 
  34. ^ a b Alleged 'Seattle Spammer' arrested - CNET News.com
  35. ^ timewarner.com
  36. ^ U.S. v Jason Smathers and Sean Dunaway, amended complaint, US District Court for the Southern District of New York (2003). Retrieved 7 March 2007, from http://www.thesmokinggun.com/archive/0623042aol1.html
  37. ^ Ex-AOL employee pleads guilty in spam case. (2005, February 4). CNN. Retrieved 7 March 2007, from http://www.cnn.com/2005/TECH/internet/02/04/aol.spam.plea/
  38. ^ Braver v. Newport Internet Marketing Corporation et al. -U.S. District Court - Western District of Oklahoma (Oklahoma City), 2005-02-22
  39. ^ "Two Men Sentenced for Running International Pornographic Spamming Business". United States Department of Justice. October 12, 2007. http://www.usdoj.gov/opa/pr/2007/October/07_crm_813.html. Retrieved 2007-10-25. 
  40. ^ Gaudin, Sharon, Two Men Convicted Of Spamming Pornography InformationWeek, June 26, 2007
  41. ^ "Crist Announces First Case Under Florida Anti-Spam Law". Office of the Florida Attorney General. http://myfloridalegal.com/__852562220065EE67.nsf/0/F978639D46005F6585256FD90050AAC9?Open&Highlight=0,spam. Retrieved 2008-02-23. 
  42. ^ "Crist: Judgment Ends Duo's Illegal Spam, Internet Operations". Office of the Florida Attorney General. http://myfloridalegal.com/__852562220065EE67.nsf/0/F08DE06CB354A7D7852570CF005912A2?Open&Highlight=0,spam. Retrieved 2008-02-23. 
  43. ^ upi.com, Woman gets prison for 'Nigerian' scam
  44. ^ yahoo.com, Woman Gets Two Years for Aiding Nigerian Internet Check Scam (PC World)
  45. ^ Businessman wins e-mail spam case - BBC News, 2005-12-27
  46. ^ Gordon Dick v Transcom Internet Service Ltd.
  47. ^ Article 13-Unsolicited communications
  48. ^ Kiwi spam network was 'world's biggest'
  • Specter, Michael (2007-08-06). "Damn Spam". The New Yorker. .http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2007/08/06/070806fa_fact_specter.^ Here are some links on how bad people are at producing random data: http://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2007/04/more_random_num.html How you count the values above matters.

    ^ There's a useful blog entry about it ( http://storagemojo.com/2007/05/02/secure-erase-data-security-you-already-own/ ).

    ^ Terry Ritter's Basic PC Security ( http://www.ciphersbyritter.com/COMPSEC/BASPCSEC.HTM ) 36.17.2 For System Administrators and Advanced Users .

    Retrieved 2007-08-02
    .
     

Notes

  1. ^ see for instance the black list of the French wikipedia encyclopedia

Further reading

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