Facing accusations of censorship, Yahoo quickly explained the problem “was not intentional & caught by our Spam filters.”
I can't count how many of my online profiles have gone the way of MySpace: outdated photos and Spam piling up in my inbox.
Eastwood then proceeds to step into his kitchen and talk to a can of Spam.
To that average user, the site is better known for its Spam than its services.
Apparently this sketch is also where the term for Spam emails originated.
So you're saying that you think the police should suck as hard as my Spam filter?
You take every word that's in the Spam and count how many times it appears.
If it turns out to be Spam, you adjust the "Spam" histogram accordingly.
Now, take a ton of email that's not Spam -- in the biz, they call that "ham" -- and do the same.
To the majority, Spam means no more than chopped meat in a can.
proprietary name registered by Geo. A. Hormel & Co. in U.S., 1937; probably a conflation of spiced ham. Soon extended to other kinds of canned meat. In the sense of "Internet junk mail" it was coined by Usenet users after March 31, 1993, when Usenet administrator Richard Depew inadvertently posted the same message 200 times to a discussion group. The term had been used in online text games, and it was from the comedy routine in British TV show "Monty Python's Flying Circus" (beloved by many intellectual geeks) where a restaurant's menu items all devolve into spam.
To send a computer message out to myriad people: the cost to spam an advertisement in thousands of news groups is typically less than $50/ Spamming. Sending out on the Internet the cyberspace equivalent of junk mail
[1990s+ Computer; fr Spam, trademark for a brand of canned meat, which acquired a probably undeserved unsavory reputation among WWII troops]