- Blind Carbon Copy.
This is a header field available in many email programs. Any email addresses
in the BCC field are hidden from other recipients. Some spammers take
advantage of this to hide the list of recipients and make the message
look like a private email to you. If you've received a spam that wasn't
addressed to you, odds are the spammer used the BCC field.
- An abrasive email
or newsgroup posting, usually containing abusive language. Flames often
result from spamming and are not pleasant to receive.
- A person who enjoys
exploring the details of programmable systems and stretching their technical
capabilities. Hackers often break into others' computer systems illegally
just for the challenge and "fun" of it.
- The section of
an email that contains the sender's name, date the message was sent,
recipients' names, title, routing details, message priority, and other
information. Most email programs only display some headers typically,
the date, message title, and sender and recipients' names. You have
to click a button or choose View Full Headers to see more details.
When reporting a spam to firstname.lastname@example.org,
please include the full headers. Some spammers alter headers to hide
- The result of
sending a spammer (or anyone for that matter) lots of email until his
or her site or account crashes.
- Spam can include
but is not limited to the following: unsolicited email, off-topic newsgroup
postings, junk mail, chain letters, scam letters, fraudulent messages
for products or services, and threatening email.
- The act of sending
- The practice of
putting in a false return email address.
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