What is spam?

Spam is mostly considered as an electronic junk mail. It is a kind of unsolicited email filled with advertisements. Spam email is a form of low-cost commercial advertising. That's why spammers love it. Spammers are making money even if only a tiny portion of the recipients purchase the product being advertised.

Spam email may contain computer viruses.

Spam email is also used for "phishing" (fishing). Spammers use it to bring users to a fake/fraudulent website and trick them into entering their critical personal information like credit card or bank account information.

Spamming is not limited to email. It exists in different medias like instant messaging, forum, mobile phone, social networking site, blog, wiki, etc.

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