Spam is unsolicited junk mail sent to you or your mail server. People who indulge in such activities are called spammers. These are sent by commercial advertisers who may offer dubious products, get rich schemes, products that do not suit your life style, promote illegal activities, etc. The intent here is to make you spend money. Almost 60% to 70% of spam is related to porn. There is another type of spammer who sends large number of e-mails that flood your mailbox or mail server. This white paper provides
information about spam, losses caused by spam, how spam works and suggests key features that a good anti-spam software should have.
information. Besides getting your account billed for junk items, you also open yourself to more Spam. Are there any Anti-Spam Laws The US Congress has introduced Bills, which should deter Spam authors. These laws make illegal, the act of sending unsolicited mails, bulk mails, mails with forged headers and sender name. If any such mails are sent, they should carry the author's physical address, e-mails ID and opt-out instructions. For laws regarding Spamming, refer http://www.spamlaws.com/ How Spam Works