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…

    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

    … On May 15th, I received an unsolicited email (aka SPAM) from an agency in Atlanta telling me what an explainer video was. I knew what it was, we’ve written about explainer videos extensively and published quite a few of our own. I didn’t respond to the email. A week later, I get another email with a similar note. A week later, another one. I…

    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 -
  • The Stupid Way I Increased Our Inbox Placement Rate by 15%

    … to open the email. Bad idea. Our email deliverability rate for the same subscribers and the same email dropped 15%. For us, that’s a huge number – 15,000 more emails could be flowing into the SPAM folder than before. So we had to fix it. The problem had to be that static text on every single email. Since the newsletter has our most recent daily…

    Douglas Karr/ Marketing Technology Blogin EMail- 33 readers -
  • When to Ban Social Media Trolls and Prevent Harassment

    …, threats or spam,” is clear enough and provides justification for dealing with inappropriate interactions. If a brand has this problem and chooses to delete comments or ban a user after their content has been seen, it’s usually a good idea to make a public comment (utilizing your customary brand voice), stating that while the brand “has a general…

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

    … the December 1-25 period. “Inbox %” refers to the percentage of volume reaching the consumer’s inbox (as opposed to a spam folder) during that period. “%=>90%” shows the percentage of email campaigns achieving a 90% or greater deliverability. Some categories performed worse than others, but in every one you can see significant year-over-year…

    Movable Ink Blogin EMail- 41 readers -
  • Facebook’s Algorithm Invites Marketers to Step It Up: Here’s Why

    … Facebook recently threw yet another curveball at marketers, but this time, it’s a challenge worthy of embracing. Aiming to improve News Feed, Facebook’s recent algorithm update has nothing to do with relevance, reach or relationship settings. This time, it’s after clickbait. The social media giant is cracking down on headlines that distort…

    AllFacebookin SEO Google Facebook- 34 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 -
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