What is SPAM?
If someone sends you an email and you file their email address to later send them an
email they didn't request, you have SPAMMED.
If you purposely collect email addresses from FFA
link sites, discussion forums, newsgroups, search engines, directories, or anywhere else
and then send a message to them. You have SPAMMED.
- Unsolicited Commercial E-mail (UCE) - This is what is most
often referred to as spam. UCE is a mailing of a message to many individuals, with the
intent of the message to get the recipients to purchase goods or services. If they did not
request your information you are SPAMMING.
- Unsolicited Bulk E-mail (UBE) - More general then UCE, UBE is the mass
transmission of any non commercial e-mail to users who have not requested to recieve it.
You are SPAMMING.
- Excessive Cross Posting (ECP) - This is a form of Usenet spam where the same
article is posted to an excessive number of newsgroups by simply including all the
newsgroup names when posting the article.
- Excessive Multi-Posting (EMP) - Similar to ECP, this occurs when instead of
putting an excessive number of newsgroups in the addressing for the message, the poster
posts the same article as many different messages, again to an excessive number of groups.
This is more severe than ECP, because each message is delivered separately and takes up
more resources from news servers.