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Sep
06

Spamming ..!!

“Spamming is truly the scourge of the Information Age. This problem has become so widespread that it has begun to burden our information infrastructure. Entire new networks have to be constructed to deal with it, when resources would be far better spent on educational or commercial needs.” – United States Senator Conrad Burns. Spam means send the same message indiscriminately to (large numbers of recipients) on the Internet.
      Spam is an acronym for  :- Simultaneously Posted Advertising Message.
Spam is any message or posting, regardless of its content, that is sent to multiple recipients who have not specifically requested the message. Other common terms for spam include unsolicited commercial email (UCE), unsolicited bulk email (UBE) and junk mail.
Spam is no longer a minor irritant. It has reached the stage where it is perceived to be a serious threat. A recent security round-up report, Trend Micro Q1 2013, has said that 7.70% of spam was being sent from India and the country stood second among the spam sending countries. The report added that 1.75% of computers in India were found accessing Botnet connected servers, while Android users from India are at highest risk of privacy exposure only after Saudi Arabia.
Benefits for Advertisers ??
Spamming remains economically viable because advertisers have no operating costs beyond the management of their mailing lists, and it is difficult to hold senders accountable for their mass mailings. Because the barrier to entry is so low, spammers are numerous, and the volume of unsolicited mail has become very high. The costs, such as lost productivity and fraud, are borne by the public and by Internet service providers, which have been forced to add extra capacity to cope with the deluge. Spamming is widely reviled, and has been the subject of legislation in many jurisdictions.
Harmful effects ??
Ø The first objection against spam is the content. The content of spam generally consists of sexually explicit material and harmful embedded codes and material which may prove harmful on downloading,
Ø The second issue is that spam is the unwanted wastage of bandwidth, memory space and other resources.
Ø The third issue is that Spammers are dishonest in that it has been seen that the spam messages they send out only advertise “stuff that is worthless, deceptive, and partly or entirely fraudulent”.
So, it does more harm than good. What you say ??