Spam

Spam is a canned precooked meat product made by the Hormel Foods Corporation, first introduced in 1937. The labeled ingredients in the classic variety of Spam are chopped pork shoulder meat, with ham meat added, salt, water, modified potato starch as a binder, sugar, and sodium nitrite as a preservative. Spam's gelatinous glaze, or aspic, forms from the cooling of meat stock.The product has become part of many jokes and urban legends about mystery meat, which has made it part of pop culture and folklore. Through a Monty Python sketch, in which Spam is portrayed as ubiquitous and inescapable, its name has come to be given to electronic spam, especially spam email.
Posts about Spam
    • Time to change your password again after massive spam list discovered

      Cybersecurity experts have discovered a record-breaking spam operation which has compromised a number of email accounts. This spam attack, dubbed Onliner, has harvested over 700 million email addresses. A great number of these email accounts had their passwords divulged as well. Even the operator of Have I Been Pwned, whose website can tell you if your email has been exposed, ...

      Greg's Corner- 30 readers -
  • How To Stop Email Spam With Apache SpamAssassin™

    … I hate spam. It’s a cancer that has plagued the Internet since its very existence. Unfortunately there is big money in spam and why it continues to flood our inboxes each and everyday. A whole new generation of spammers have risen in the last decade who are relentless about how they gain access to clean […] The post How To Stop Email Spam With Apache SpamAssassin™ appeared first on Startup Hero. …

    Ryan Gray/ IMGRINDin EMail How To's- 17 readers -
  • We All Hate Spam and Cold-Calling… Until We Don’t

    … collateral we designed, I receive yet another email from the explainer video company. There were no unsubscribe links in the email, nor was their any powered by logos… but I’m quite certain he was utilizing a sales automation tool. The sales representative inserted some links of their latest work in the email and said that they’d like to offer…

    Douglas Karr/ Marketing Technology Blog- 17 readers -
  • The History of Email and Email Design

    … 44 years ago, Raymond Tomlinson was working on ARPANET (the U.S. Government’s precursor to the publicly available Internet), and invented email. It was a pretty big deal because up until that point, messages could only be sent and read on the same computer. This allowed a user and a destination separated by the & symbol. When he showed…

    Douglas Karr/ Marketing Technology Blogin EMail- 25 readers -
  • How To Increase Your Email Deliverability

    … Tired of missing deals because your email went to Spam? I’ve had it happen, so I know how frustrating it can be. But did you know it only takes 10 minutes to improve your email deliverability rate? And no, you don’t have to be a tech guru to accomplish this. Last year, I wrote a […] The post How To Increase Your Email Deliverability appeared first on Startup Hero. …

    Ryan Gray/ IMGRINDin EMail How To's- 17 readers -
  • Eliminate eMail Spam and Free Up Your Time with SpamPhobia

    … For the past several months, I’ve been helping Gail manage her email. The majority of the time I’ve spent doing so has simply been deleting spam messages. There are a ton of them, and that’s not counting the ones she deletes herself. As comedian and TED speaker James Veitch observes, “The internet gave us access to everything. But it also gave…

    Growmapin EMail- 33 readers -
  • When to Ban Social Media Trolls and Prevent Harassment

    … X sucks. I hate their widgets!”) and the person does not respond to attempts to engage, you can mute the offender. And if they are tagging you by name and/or pestering the brand while ignoring your attempt to assist them, you can filter out their mentions by shadow-blocking them using available software solutions. If your brand is being attacked…

    AllFacebookin Social Facebook Twitter- 38 readers -
  • Deliverability Best Practices Every Email Marketer Should Follow

    … The following blog post was originally published on eDataSource by John Landsman. You can find the original post here. For some time we have been reporting about the deterioration we’ve seen in inbox performance. Take a look at the table below. It shows year-over-year email deliverability data for seven major retail categories we track, covering…

    Movable Ink Blogin EMail- 41 readers -
  • Facebook Takes Fake News Fight to Germany

    … Facebook is extending its efforts to combat fake news to Germany. The social network announced in December that it was turning to third-party fact-checking organizations to help combat fake news and hoaxes, as well as making it easier for users to report fake news and flag questionable posts. Speculation that fake news on Facebook affected…

    David Cohen/ AllTwitterin Social Facebook- 28 readers -
  • The Stupid Way I Increased Our Inbox Placement Rate by 15%

    … Email delivery is stupid. I’m not kidding. It’s been around for over 20 years but we still have 50+ email clients that all display the same code differently. And we tens of thousands of Internet Service Providers (ISPs) who all basically have their own rules around managing SPAM. We have ESPs that have stringent rules that businesses have…

    Douglas Karr/ Marketing Technology Blog- 24 readers -
  • Make the Most of Twitter: How DMs Can Personalize Your Brand

    … Direct messages have a reputation of being spammy. Plenty of bad automated responses circulate around social media, and they’re frequently irrelevant to recipients, often only asking people to check out the sender’s profile. I’ve previously explored why DMs outperform emails. The short version: DMs tend to have higher click-through rates than…

    AllTwitterin Social Twitter How To's- 27 readers -
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