SPAM could be defined as the emails which enter the spam box of your mail by the dozzens or the act resulting in it. Most people treat it like something which has come to plague them since the birth of the email address and which must be dealt with the help of spam filters, lack of attention , automatic removal after 30 days, and finally the DELETE FOREVER button which is almost exclusively used for deleting SPAM. But even after years of receiving and deleting SPAM mail it remains highly misunderstood and shrouded in mystery. It is well worth the time and effort to hence probe into the misunderstood evil that is SPAM.
Taking it from the top:
Most people do not realize that SPAM not only predates the free email days (damn u hotmal and your limited storage space!) but the computer revolution itself. Even in our grand fathers era pamflets of stuff which no one reads was distributed much like today. It is believed that the birth of SPAM closely followed the birth of written language itself.
Also chain mails and SPAM (which are awfully similar) must have a common ancester. To render further clarification of this evolutionary basis of SPAM I have come up with a highly informative dendrogram(or maybe its a cladogram..not really sure)
My first tryst with spam was of a non electronic kind. It might also be one of the missing links between the chain mails and spam. It promised good luck for anyone who would reproduce the letter for an insane number of times and take the task of putting it into other mailboxes. Failing so would obviously lead to incurring the wrath of god ,death ,destruction, and other things on similar lines. As any young boy faced with a new situation I seeked the council of my dad. The matter was quickly resolved with him in form of the following instruction: “tear it and throw it in the bin” . Still not able to understand why my dad, despite knowing the letter’s awesomely destructive powers, would want me to invite trouble by getting rid of it. This merited some further enquiry and the matter became clear to me when my dad told me the following : ” See son, since its me I just told you to tear it and throw it in the bin. Had it been your uncle he would have probably burnt it into ashes. And your grandpa would have probably asked you to tear it up, burn the bits and flush it down the toilet.” From that day I had a set protocol while dealing with spam.
Its not all bad
Having said so much about SPAM and how people want to avoid it at all times it is important to convey that it’s not really all bad. Most SPAM mails are funny to read especially if your regular mailbox is full with stale forwarded jokes. It is always refreshing to know that you have won a million dollars and there are people waiting to supply you dope asking for just the postal charges( never really knew how that works.) And yes the really funny ones are quiet unmentionable on this blog.(We try to propogate evil not perversion).
Also for those who are newbies to the internet SPAM is always a regular supply just to feel one with the internet phenomena (I have known people who move their SPAM into their Inbox just so that it isn’t empty). To such people SPAM is their friend who both keeps in touch and entertains them.
Now that you know about spam you would probably want to try it out yourself. So follow these easy steps for great results:
1) Get a weird email address. Preferably something which makes no sense at all. eg:
2)Make a random emailing list
3)Come up with something having “key words” that would undoubtably send your mail to the spam folder. (Unfortunately due to our belief in clean humor none of these words can be mentioned here_ If you really suck that bad you can use the spam in your email account to figure out what would work best)
4) Mail it
5)Think about why you went ahead with such a stupid idea
Well that’s enough to wrap this one inconclusively. This was yet another experiment in the latest trend in which WigsandMuscles is the pioneer. It’s called SPAM BLOGGING. If you read this whole thing we achieved our goal. Just a healthy reminder : This is just for fun, our fun, not yours !!