Why Is Spam Such A Major Problem On The Internet?
Just about anyone who accesses the Internet will know what spam is. Spam is the biggest problem of Internet email just as for the Postal Service the problem is junk mail.
Spam can be considered to be email that is unsolicited. Many times the intent is commercial but most times it is unwelcome. Spam is sent out in bulk by programs that are automated. This spam reaches millions of users of email, many times offering services and products that include pornography, get rich plans, and prescription Read More...
Spam - How Bad Is It
Spam is bad, we know this. It is a problem that doesn't seem to be getting any closer to going away. But the following numbers may be alarming to you, and demonstrate just how bad spam, the delivery of unwanted junk email, is becoming.
How Much Spam is out there?
In 1978 a single email was sent to 600 addresses, the first documented example of spamming.
In 1994 the first concentrated spamming of usenet newsgroups reached an audience of several million.
By June of 2005 it was estimated 30 b Read More...
The History of Spam Emails
The internet began as a military and educational project, it was never indented to be used for money making, and meaning there was no reason to send out commercial mail (spam). There was no such thing as spam, just emails of a non commercial nature.
The story behind the term 'Spam' is one that resolves around the comedy sketching of a British comedy act called Monty Python. In this particular sketch a man and his wife are in a restaurant trying to order, but everything they order had spam in it Read More...