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WHAT IS SPAM?

Spam has not an official definition, thus some people consider advertisement via e-mails as spam, and others consider spam as all e-mails that they do not want . However, the two more prevalent definitions are Unsolicited Bulk E-mail (UBE) and Unsolicited Commercial E-mail (UBE). Alike, UCE and UBE are not mutually exclusive, of course, and a third alternative is defining spam as Unsolicited, Bulk, Commercial E-mail (i.e. UBCE). This definition, though, exclude messages that can be spam and they are clearly not commercial, as well as, some unsolicited e-mails which are not bulk but still are spam . Probably, a most effective and wide open definition of spam can be considered something like unsolicited, potentially bulk or commercial in nature electronic mail. Effectively, the difficulties to define spam affect also addressing the real problem of spamming.

People responsible for spam are called spammers and they are usually buy, get illegally or collect electronic addresses (i.e. e-mails) and send their messages without the permission of recipients; in contrast with e-mail marketing techniques where customer (or potential customers) get advertisements/informational messages (eg. Email newsletters) via electronic mail.

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THE SPAM PHENOMENON IN GREECE

Spam phenomenon is not something new in Greece any more. By all means spammers do not obey to geographical borders and bombard electronic addresses world wide without restrictions. This is normal due to that an e-mail address in contrast with a real mail address is really difficult to recognize if it is belong to a Greek or Spannish, etc or it is even harder to recognize if its owner speak English, Greek or French (just think about the email address john@yahoo.com).

Especially after the year 2002 when spam phenomenon has dramatically risen (some reports said that approximately 1 out of 4 e-mails were spam) inevitable Greek Internet Service Providers (ISPs) felt obligated to apply an anti-spam policy. It is worth to mention that most of Greek ISPs as well as a number of Greek Educational Institutions has reference to the illegal act of spamming into their networks since then; and indeed nowadays, the majority of them have taken some measures to protect their infrastracture and the e-mail address of their users.

The following links provide a reference to the policy against spamming that Greek companies/organizations maintain.

PROVIDERS of Internet & E-mail

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS

SPAM ACTIVITY MAP

The following map illustrates the location of spam attacks over the last 24 hours.

spam activity map - Μεγένθυση

Source: Postini, Inc.

 

 
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