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What is spam and why is it called like this?

 What is spam and why is it called like this?

What is spam and why is it called like this?

      One way or another, we all end up getting exposed to unwanted or unwanted messages.

      Its origin is most intriguing, the term comes from a 1970 Monty Python sketch.

  When we're online, we all have to deal with spam at some point, but what is spam and why is it told that way?  Let's explore its history a bit and see how the term in question can be justified.

  Spam is unsolicited group communication

  We entered our email and found a mailbox containing hundreds of emails;  Which, we did not request, are specifically spam and/or unsolicited messages.  In technology, "spam" is the term used for unsolicited and unsolicited mass communication.

  This term is closely related to emails.  However, it is also used to indicate comments on blog posts, YouTube videos, social media, bot calls, SMS, etc.

  Where does the term spam come from?

  The term is believed to have originated as a reference to a 1970 Monty Python sitcom. In this term, a woman in a restaurant attempts to order a menu full of items made from junk lunch meat.

  Part of the joke is that menu items mention it over and over as an ingredient, eg "spam spam spam sausage eggs and spam".  Next, a group of Vikings starts singing "spam, spam, spam, spam" as the woman becomes more and more annoyed.  We can even watch a video of this drawing on YouTube.

  By the late '80s or early '90s, many people began using the term "spam" to refer to frequent and turbulent messages on BSS, MUD, and the first few packages that appeared on the Internet.

  When the Internet began to become widespread in the early 1990s, the term became known in unsolicited posts and spam emails.

  The term "spam" has become such a big cultural concept that, in 1998, the trademark owner, Spam, Hormel published a website called "Spam and the Internet" detailing the company's position regarding spam and what they call "unsolicited commercial mail."  Electronic (UCE) “Add certain comments about the origin of the term.

      "The term was adopted from a Monty Python parody where we see a group of Vikings singing <spam, spam, spam>. Therefore, the analogy was applied because the UCE was stifling the normal discourse of the Internet. We would not object to the use of this general term to describe the UCE,  Although we object to the use of our product image in conjunction with the above term. Also, if they use the term; it must be used with all lowercase letters to distinguish it from our brand which is always written in all caps."

  Even more intriguing is that unsolicited emails are much older than the term “spam.”  If we dig into the history, we can see that the oldest mass commercial email occurred in 1978;  By Gary Thuerk to advertise DEC's VAX computer systems.  Since the answer was entirely negative, Tuerk had to publicly apologize, and it reportedly took many years before anyone wanted to see a bulk business email.

  We can travel further into the past.  Specifically in 1867, someone in London sent unsolicited commercial telegram messages to several people via telegrams.  Which caused great annoyance.  With the development of technology and media, spam has never been far behind.

  What is Spambot?

  To finish this article, we should talk a little bit about the source of most spam on the Internet today: spambots;  These are programs that send messages or post comments in an automated manner.  These programs are able to complete forms and pretend to leave comments as if they were a person.

  To try to fight this type of spambots, it was invented in CAPTCHA.  If you want to know what CAPTCHA is and its level of importance on the Internet, we have talked in detail about the topic before.

  But a little succinctly, a CAPTCHA is a type of test designed to test whether, specifically, a person is a person.  With a very positive result on most occasions and as one of the best tools to fight spam on the Internet.