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SPAM, I Am

Introduced by the Hormel Foods Corporation in 1937, Spam is a registered trademark canned commodity sold in 44 different countries and found over six continents. Able to be served hot or cold, this precooked gelatinized pork mixture can be served as a main course or used as an ingredient. At first glance it is an unsavoury glob of pinkish mush but it is actually good! If you are hesitant about trying it, give it a try, you’ll like it. Don’t Knock it before you Try It!

Where can you buy Spam? Click HERE to find the nearest location to pick up tonight’s quick, and simple, supper!

Spam, I Am

Hormel’s product can be avoided by a shopper’s personal choice, but unfortunately electronic Spam cannot. What is this other form of Spam? It is like the message up top.

Spam is an electronic unsolicited offer to get you to buy something. It is sent out in bulk for commercial purposes to an indiscriminate recipient list. You would think that companies would not want to annoy current customers with these seemingly unethical solicitation messages. But, in business, prospects can lead to a sale that brings in money. Even at the cost of the customer's sanity.

To everyone who gets it, Spam is just an annoyance because it is repetitive and unavoidable.

Other than an annoyance, can Spam also be malicious? At times it can be, since there have been many instances where it attempts to gain access to information on your computer via you clicking on links provided within the body of the message. Spam can be used to maliciously infect your computer with malware. If you are unsure about whether to click on the provided link or not, it is best to err on the side of caution. If it is MALICIOUS, mark it as "Phishing."

(Click HERE to find out what “Phishing” is, and how to report it)

Even though this district is a managed system, Spam still seems to slither its way through the cracks and into our Email Inbox. Spam is difficult to stop, even for this department. But that doesn’t mean that nothing can be done to mitigate these messages. If you receive a message that is Spam to you (it is trying to sell you something), you can simply mark it as Spam. 

A word to the Wise though: Be sure that you are only marking outside unsolicited offers as Spam. If you start marking internal messages as Spam you will no longer receive internal emails sent by those staff members. 

 

Common Types of Spam, other than Hormel:

  • Commercial Advertisements

  • Antivirus Warnings

  • Email Spoofing

  • Sweepstakes Winners

  • Money Scams


 

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