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What is spam?

Spam is a generally accepted term describing unwanted or unsolicited e-mails sent to large numbers of recipients. These e-mails can take many different forms including the following:

  • Product or service advertisements
  • “Get-rich-quick” schemes
  • Chain-letters and other hoaxes
  • Fake virus warnings
  • Pornographic material
  • Other types of malicious e-mails

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