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Spam And Its Types
Spamming refers to the act of sending bulk copies of the same or other irrelevant messages to internet users who otherwise would not have chosen to receive it. This act is also simply known as spam. It is mainly practiced for promoting skeptical products, untrustworthy services and get-rich-quick schemes. E-mail spamming is the most popular form of spamming and is frequently used as the sender needs to bear only a minimal amount of cost while sending bulk messages, mostly internet charges.
E-mail spam is also known as junk e-mail i.e. it's a subset of spam that involves nearly identical messages sent to numerous recipients by e-mail. A common synonym for spam is Unsolicited Bulk E-mail (UBE) and the definitions of spam usually include the aspects that email is unsolicited and sent in bulk.

  1. Anonymous: Real spam is sent with spoofed or harvested sender addresses to conceal the actual sender.
  2. Mass mailing: Real spam is sent in mass quantities. Spammers make money from the small percentage of recipients that actually respond, so for spam to be cost-effective, the initial mails have to be high-volume.
  3. Unsolicited: Mailing lists, newsletters and other advertising materials that end users have opted to receive may resemble spam but are actually legitimate mail. In other words, the same piece of mail can be classed as both spam and legitimate mail depending on whether or not the user elected to receive it.

Types of Spams includes
  1. Email Spam
  2. Video Spam
  3. Instant Spam
  4. Image Spam
  5. Forum Spam
  6. Spam Techniques
  7. General Spam Types
  8. Harvesting Address Spam