Email Spam




Spamming - Email Spam



Spam is the abuse of electronic messaging systems (including most broadcast media, digital delivery systems) to send unsolicited bulk messages indiscriminately. While the most widely recognized form of spam is email spam, the term is applied to similar abuses in other media such as  instant messaging spam, web search engine spam, spam in blogs, wiki spam, online classified ads spam, mobile phone messaging spam, internet forum spam, junk fax transmissions, social networking spam, and file sharing network spam.

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Spamming remains economically viable because advertisers have no operating costs beyond the management of their mailing lists, and it is difficult to hold senders accountable for their mass mailings. Because the barrier to entry is so low, spammers are numerous, and the volume of unsolicited mail has become very high. The costs, such as lost productivity and fraud, are borne by the public and by Internet service providers, which have been forced to add extra capacity to cope with the deluge. Spamming is widely reviled, and has been the subject of legislation in many jurisdictions.

Email spam, known as unsolicited bulk Email, junk mail, or unsolicited commercial email, is the practice of sending unwanted e-mail messages, frequently with commercial content, in large quantities to an indiscriminate set of recipients.

An electronic message (email spam) is "spam", if following occurred:

  1. the recipient's personal identity and context are irrelevant because the message is equally applicable to many other potential recipients;
  2. the recipient has not verifiably granted deliberate, explicit, and still-revocable permission for it to be sent;
  3. the transmission and reception of the message appears to the recipient to give a  is proportionate benefit to the sender.

Spam in e-mail (Email Spam) started to become a problem when the Internet was opened up to the general public in the mid-1990s. It grew exponentially over the following years, and today comprises some 80 to 85% of all the email in the world, by conservative estimate.

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Pressure to make email spam illegal has been successful in some jurisdictions, but less so in others. Spammers take advantage of this fact, and frequently outsource parts of their operations to countries where spamming will not get them into legal trouble.

An industry of email address harvesting is dedicated to collecting email addresses and selling compiled databases.  Some of these address harvesting approaches rely on users not reading the fine print of agreements, resulting in them agreeing to send messages indiscriminately to their contacts. This is a common approach in social networking spam such as that generated by the social networking site.

Please visit following to get more information regarding email spam and anti-spam

  1. CAN-SPAM Act for more information anti-spam act in USA.
  2. Anti- Spam Law in European Union.