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    peter walker Guest

    what is spam
    peter walker, Jul 16, 2004
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    why? Guest

    why?, Jul 16, 2004
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    Alex B Guest

    Alex B, Jul 16, 2004
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    D Guest

    well if thats yr true email address, you'll find out shortly

    "peter walker" <> wrote in message
    news:S8WJc.24045$...
    > what is spam
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    D, Jul 16, 2004
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    Hamman Guest

    "peter walker" <> wrote in message
    news:S8WJc.24045$...
    > what is spam
    >
    >

    My god, can't people use google anymore?

    1. open browser
    2. www.google.co.uk
    3. define:spam
    4. [enter]


    hamman
    Hamman, Jul 16, 2004
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    hellrazor Guest

    "Hamman" <> wrote in news:2L6dnYR8-
    :

    > My god, can't people use google anymore?
    >
    >


    Then we wouldn't be replying to obvious questions! it gives us a sense of
    satisfaction and purpose ;)
    hellrazor, Jul 16, 2004
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    Boomer Guest

    "Hamman" <> wrote:

    >
    > "peter walker" <> wrote in message
    > news:S8WJc.24045$...
    >> what is spam
    >>
    >>

    > My god, can't people use google anymore?
    >
    > 1. open browser
    > 2. www.google.co.uk
    > 3. define:spam
    > 4. [enter]
    >
    >
    > hamman


    Amazing, isn't it?! They can find usenet but not Google.

    >
    >
    Boomer, Jul 16, 2004
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    Jan Guest

    In article <S8WJc.24045$>, pw01418482
    @blueyounder.co.uk says...
    > what is spam
    >
    >
    >

    Comes in a can with a key opener - my husband always buys the crap and
    then says woof woof everytime he eats some. Glad it's coming out of his
    wallet and not mine.
    --
    Cheers!

    Jan
    Jan, Jul 17, 2004
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    Unk Guest

    On Fri, 16 Jul 2004 19:38:26 GMT, "peter walker"
    <> wrote:

    >what is spam
    >

    Spam: Self Promotional Advertising Message

    There is some debate about the source of the term, but
    the generally accepted version is that it comes from the
    Monty Python song, "Spam spam spam spam, spam spam spam
    spam, lovely spam, wonderful spam"

    Like the song, spam is an endless repetition of worthless
    text.

    Another school of thought maintains that it comes from the
    computer group lab at the University of Southern California
    who gave it the name because it has many of the same
    characteristics as the lunchmeat Spam:

    Nobody wants it or ever asks for it.
    No one ever eats it; it is the first item to be pushed to the side when
    eating the entree.
    Sometimes it is actually tasty, like 1% of junk mail that is really useful
    to some people.

    Here are a few general references on spam.

    How to Use filters and rules:
    http://admin2.soe.purdue.edu/support/emailstuff/messenger/filters/
    http://www.hawaii.edu/help/support/spam.html
    http://www.seanet.com/help/email/filters/
    http://www.mailwasher.net/
    Korean Spam Filters: http://www.siue.edu/~jpogats/korea.html

    http://computer.howstuffworks.com/spam.htm/printable

    Most users need to munge (spam proof) their email address:
    http://members.aol.com/emailfaq/mungfaq.html
    http://webreference.com/outlook/column30/page2.html
    http://www.forumscentral.com/email/spam.htm
    "Why Am I Getting All This Spam? Unsolicited Commercial E-mail Research
    Six Month Report"
    http://www.cdt.org/speech/spam/030319spamreport.shtml

    Email Utilities:
    http://www.mailwasher.net
    http://www.twinlobber.org.uk/spampal/
    http://www.mailgate.com/products/spamweas/sw_feat.asp
    http://quantum_nz.tripod.com/antispam.htm

    Magic Mail Monitor: http://www.geeba.org/magic/

    Web-based Tracing tools:
    http://samspade.org/
    http://combat.uxn.com/
    http://spamcop.net/
    http://www.geektools.com/

    Interpreting headers:
    http://www.claws-and-paws.com/spam-l/tracking.html
    http://www.stopspam.org/email/headers/headers.html

    spam FAQs:
    http://www.spamfaq.net/
    http://isc.faqs.org/faqs/net-abuse-faq/spam-faq/
    http://ddi.digital.net/~gandalf/spamfaq.html
    http://www.cauce.org/about/faq.shtml
    http://www.spamhaus.org/
    http://members.aol.com/emailfaq/emailfaq.html
    http://www.aota.net/Email_Spam_Prevention_and_Mgmt/emailsource.php4
    http://dale_forsyth.tripod.com/spam.htm

    More tips and tricks to block spam...
    http://www.stentorian.com/antispam/

    For the latest news:
    http://spam.abuse.net/
    Unk, Jul 17, 2004
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