Spam

Business / Internet Marketing / Spam: The use of mailing lists to blanket usenets or private email boxes with indiscriminate advertising messages. Very bad netiquette. Even worse, it's bad business. The future of marketing online is about customizing products and information for individual users. Anyone who tries to use old mass market techniques in the new media environment is bound to fail.

Search Engine Spam

Business / Internet Marketing / Search Engine Spam: Excessive manipulation to influence search engine rankings, often for pages which contain little or no relevant content. MORE

Spamcop

Technology / Email / Spamcop: A blacklist and IP-address database, formerly privately owned but now part of the email vendor Ironport. Many ISPs check the IP addresses of incoming email against Spamcop's records to determine wheth MORE

Spam Filter

Technology / Email / Spam Filter: Systems that watch for spam and block it before it can hit the inbox. Spam filters can be complaint or content based. MORE

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