Happy birthday Spam!!

Discussion in 'Computers' started by RockieRV, Apr 2, 2008.

  1. RockieRV

    RockieRV Deleted User

    Spam continues to blight e-mail exactly 15 years after the term was first coined and almost 30 years since the first spam message was sent.

    Billions of spam e-mails are sent each day, blocking mail servers, slowing down networks, infecting people's computers with viruses, helping hijack machines and generally making the internet a painful experience for many.

    The term spam was inspired by the Monty Python sketch, first shown in 1970, in which a restaurant only serves the processed meat product.

    In the sketch, a group of Vikings start singing: "Spam, lovely spam, wonderful spam."

    The term was picked up in internet chat rooms in the early 1970s and used in a variety of contexts until it became best-known as a reference to unsolicited bulk e-mail, according to research carried out by Brad Templeton, who is chairman of the board at the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

    According to the Spamhaus Project, about 200 spammers worldwide are responsible for about 80% of all spam.

    So now I know where most of it comes from I feel sooooooo much better:Doh:

    THE FULL SPAM STORY HERE
     
  2. RockieRV

    RockieRV Deleted User

    Not happy

    Def not happy.:shout:

    Away for ten days and have come back to 3670 spam emails that locked my business address. Knowing what I know now, I could have avoided this! Still, it is sorted and will not happen again.

    Anyone want a part time job sorting out the important five enquiries from the patches, college girls and waiting dates??:Rofl1:
     
  3. Geo

    Geo Trader - Funster

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    Dont want the Job, but can you please forward on all the College Girls e-mails:thumb:
    Geo
    Im Dead:Sad:
     
  4. Pammy

    Pammy Read Only Funster

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    Er I thought I was the only college girl for you :Doh:

    Oh and yes you're definitely dead :Blush:
     
  5. RockieRV

    RockieRV Deleted User

    It's ok Pam, they are harmless - they just say click here cos they are waiting:Rofl1:
     
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