Date Added: Feb 2010
Spam is a slang term for unsolicited commercial email. (It is not the same as SPAM, a canned meat product from the Hormel Corporation. SPAM is good, spam is bad.) If one has put the email address on a webpage, used it to post to an online forum or newsgroup, or included it when filling out a form on a commercial website, more than likely the address will wind up in a commercial mailing list.