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Privacy What Developers and IT Professionals Should Know by J. C. Cannon

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Chapter 5. Managing Spam

Most people consider spam to be any unsolicited e-mail that they might receive that attempts to sell them something[1]. It can also include e-mails with chain letters, political statements, or messages from people who just need some attention. Although some people might think that the e-mail version of spam was named after the food SPAM,[2] because both are considered tasteless and a waste of time (at least to some people), nothing could be further from the truth. (As an aside, SPAM is served during breakfast at McDonald's in Hawaii, where it has the highest consumption rate per capita in the United States.[2])

[1] What is spam? Visit http://spam.abuse.net/overview/whatisspam.shtml and http://www.templetons.com/brad/spamterm.html ...

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