Spammers are like spiders coming from the World Wide Web and
crawling in and on your mind, head, your body and spine. Many
dictionaries do not give you the meaning of Spam. One dictionery
defines it a a vegetable. The spell check in many word
processing software would not give you its spelling!
Our unabashed dictionary defines Spam as pinching the bottom of
a girl in a crowded street.
On a crowded elevator of a sky-scrapper of a computer giant, a
shapely lass was pinched at her bottom. She turned back and
growled, ” Who is spamming me?” The handsome young man behind
her looked at her in face and said, “Pardon me. I thought it was
a safe address”. “Never mind, I will opt in for your mail!” The
girl replied smilingly as she was impressed with his looks and
As you know spam (noun) means an unsolicited e-mail message sent
to many recipients at one time, or a news article posted
simultaneously to many newsgroups or lists.
Spam is a sort of junk mail. Generally the contents of a Spam
message or article are not relevant to the topic of the group or
the interests of the recipient.
Spam is an abuse of the Internet in order to distribute a
commercial or religious or political message or publicity
material to a huge number
of people at minimal cost.
Spambot means a program or device that automatically posts large
amounts of repetitive or inappropriate material to newsgroups on
Internet users are experiencing an increase in spamming! As
thousands of new web sites are created every year and more
businesses flocking to the Internet, spamming either due to
ignorance of Internet culture and rules or a willful disregard
for them, has grown.
Quite a few big companies also utilize Spam techniques. Many
people abhor such intrusion on their time and privacy but many
people like to get mail. The popularity of email lists is
growing. Many new list servers have come.
How can you deal with Spam?
Simply hit reply button and write stop in Subject. Most people
will honor your advice except the mischief-makers Unless you
find that the Spam is due to ignorance of internet rules, do not
waste time in writing to advise that you find spamming to be
invasive and annoying, and urge them to stop the practice
immediately However, many spammers hide their real email address
and many such replies bounce.
In such cases, you can write to the postmaster of the spammer’s
service provider, complaining that they are disturbing your
privacy. This is not always effective, as unscrupulous spammers
have found ways to make their messages appear to originate from
another provider entirely. But if your message does get through,
the Internet service provider may cancel the spammer’s account.
Laws are rapidly changing. The business organizations and
individuals can get into trouble if they display total disregard
to the rules regarding email broadcast. In Europe and US the
laws and rules are enforced strictly and many people lose their
ISP for spamming.