spam — the bane of email. First, please notice that I did not capitalize "spam." "Spam" is a trademark of Hormel Foods Corporation and is the name of its chipped ham luncheon meat. "spam" is a term for unsolicited, commercial email. Unsolicited — you didn’t ask for it. Commercial — it is selling something. Email — you know, letters from the Internet.
I used to hate junk mail. Seems like I got 2 or 3 different envelopes in the mail each day wanting to get me to buy this, subscribe to that, win this free car, or whatever. Now, I almost like junk mail — at least it cost someone to print and mail the stuff.