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Subject:Spamming From:Karen Kay <karenk -at- IX -dot- NETCOM -dot- COM> Date:Wed, 25 May 1994 10:14:24 -0700
Several people wrote to ask me what spamming is. This is what has been
happening to techwr-l (and other lists I'm on): a sender spams the net
by sending unsolicited posts to a large number of groups. It goes without
saying that the post may be inappropriate for most, if not all, of those
groups. In some circles (not mine!) this is a form of entertainment.
The name comes from a Monty Python script--someone posted it on a list
I'm on but I have already deleted it. Basically every word in the script
is spam. It's a funny-sounding word.