Re: Re[2]: Check it out

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From:Katie B <>
Date:Thu, 27 May 1999 11:02:48 -0700 (PDT)
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I believe the term "Spam" to mean junk e-mail is derived from the old
Spam Monty Python sketch (by some weird twist of logic).  In the early
dark ages of the internet (uh, 8 years ago or so?), most super computer
geeks then were big Monty Python fans.
> I don't have the precise definition of SPAM, but it essentially
> refers to unsolicited mass emailings.  Often times it is advertising 
> something such as a "money making opportunity"--it is the internet 
> equivalent of junk mail.  It severely clogs up the system and is
> in many ways worse than regular junk mail since it is cheaper to
> send out and you can spam thousands of people with the touch of a 
> button.

Catherine "Katie" Bresee Bennett
Laboratory for Experimental Pathology
Department of Veterinary Pathology
Michigan State University

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