What is SPAM?
Spam is unwanted or unsolicited electronic messages, typically sent in large quantities. It is often commercial in nature, promoting products or services, but it can also be political or religious in nature. Spam is typically sent through email, but it can also be sent through other channels such as instant messaging, social media, or text messaging.
Spam can be a major nuisance for users, as it can clog up their inboxes and waste their time. It can also pose a security risk, as it can contain malicious links or attachments that can infect a user's computer with malware or phishing scams.
To combat spam, many email service providers have implemented filters that can identify and block spam messages before they reach a user's inbox. Users can also install spam filters on their own devices to block spam messages. Additionally, laws such as the CAN-SPAM Act in the US and the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations in the UK regulate spam and provide penalties for those who send it.