1. What is Spam?
Spam is a slang term for mass-mailed unsolicited email. Spamming is sending many messages
of the same content to people who have not
requested it. Most Spam is advertising, often by dubious companies for dubious
products; such as get-rich-quick schemes, quasi-legal services, and
pornography sites. Spam costs the sender only his monthly Internet fee. Costs incurred are
paid by the recipient, the ISP, or the carriers, rather than by the
2. Why is it called Spam ?
Folklore has it that the name has been taken from the Spam song in Monty Python's Spam-loving
Vikings sketch. The Vikings, who were sitting in a restaurant
whose menu only included dishes made with Spam, would sing this song over
and over: "Spam spam spam spam, spam spam spam spam, spam spam spam spam..." The volume level
of their singing made it impossible for other people in
the restaurant to hold a conversation.
Thus the Spam connection with your email box.
With your box overwhelmed with Spam, it's difficult to find legitimate personal mail to
carry on personal correspondence.
3. What can I do to block Spam?
You can adjust your email account settings to block
unwanted mail, through our SurgeMail program.
Click here to log into SurgeMail.
4. Should I select: "Remove me from this list"?
Use the "Remove me from this list" option only if you subscribed yourself
to be on that mailing list. Otherwise, we recommend that you do not reply to the "Remove me
from this list" addresses, as this only confirms that your email address
is active, and may then direct more unwanted email to your account. Also be wary of
clicking on any website link inside of an unsolicited message, as this may reveal your
address to that web site.
5. How can I prevent my email address from getting to Spammers?
Spammers usually harvest email addresses from websites.