n. Unsolicited e-mail, often of a commercial nature, sent indiscriminately to multiple mailing lists, individuals, or newsgroups; junk e-mail.
We all hate spam, don’t we? Nothing slows up your morning like having to sort through hundreds of junk emails, just to find the handful that are of a genuine business nature. Thank God for commercially available spam blockers like cloudmark, that will sort through your email as it’s being downloaded and remove all the junk for you. Most web servers also allow you to set your spam settings to one of several levels of strictness and remove or mark email as spam for you. Spam sucks, but life is good when you have a good spam blocker.
There are two things I don’t understand about email spam, 1) why people complain about it when there are a host of spam blockers available for cheap or free? and 2) why some feel the government should get involved in regulating spam when there are a host of spam blockers available for cheap or free? The only real problem I see with spam, other than the minor annoyance of it, is the fact that we don’t have more spam blockers for other things.… Continue Reading