It is widely believed the term spam is derived from the 1970 Monty Python SPAM sketch, set in a cafe where nearly every item on the menu includes SPAM luncheon meat. As the waiter recites the SPAM-filled menu, a chorus of Viking patrons drowns out all conversations with a song repeating “SPAM, SPAM, SPAM, SPAM… lovely SPAM, wonderful SPAM”, hence “SPAMming” the dialogue.
The excessive amount of SPAM mentioned in the sketch is a reference to British rationing during World War II. SPAM was one of the few meat products that avoided rationing, and hence was widely available. The British public became sick of eating spam, hence the sketch.
Spamming is also the abuse of electronic messaging systems to indiscriminately send unsolicited bulk messages. It is popular with the spammers (the people that send Spam) as the costs of sending millions of emails is negligible, and the spammers are difficult to trace.
We are all now getting more and more SPAM (unsolicited bulk e-mails) in our in-boxes. Not only is this annoying, it can waste a considerable amount of time just to delete this junk. Recently we discovered a new product that claims to stop 100 percent of SPAM from reaching your in-box, but will not filter out any valid emails, quite a claim.
A couple of our customers have tried it out and they say that so far it seems to do exactly what it says on the tin. If you want to get a free no obligation trial of this service visit their website www.clearmymail.com
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