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SPAM is the use of electronic messaging systems in order to send bulk messages that are mainly advertisements. It is generally known as e-mail spam, but the term applies to other media as well.

Spamming is a very economical way of advertising that companies tend to reach the largest audience at the lowest cost. However, the act of "spamming" is frowned upon heavily worldwide. At this time, the laws governing are unable to hold the companies responsible for sending "too many" emails. This allows companies to take advantage of vulnerable email lists. The estimated number of spam mails sent over a year is around 7 trillion.

A person that creates spam mails is called a spammer. These people collect email addresses from chatrooms, websites, customer lists, and other media outlets.

* Most of email servers these days try to come up with ways to filter and block SPAM email.

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