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DEFINITION: Spam is unsolicited e-mail on the Internet. (E-mail that is wanted is sometimes referred to as ham.) From the sender's point-of-view, spam is a form of bulk mail, often sent to a list obtained from a spambot or to a list obtained by companies that specialize in creating e-mail distribution lists. To the receiver, it usually seems like junk e-mail. Spam is roughly equivalent to unsolicited telephone  … 
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Anti-spam tricks for the midmarket toolbox
sponsored by McAfee, Inc.
PODCAST: Listen in as Stephen Cobb, adjunct professor of Information Assurance at Norwich University, Vermont, and president of Cobb Associates, discusses the spam challenges that are facing CIOs in the midmarket.
Posted: 01 Oct 2008 | Premiered: Oct 1, 2008

McAfee, Inc.

Gaining credibility in the fight against spam
sponsored by Symantec Hosted Services
PODCAST: In this expert podcast, we look at what role reputation systems play in gaining credibility in the fight against spam.
Posted: 24 Mar 2008 | Premiered: Mar 24, 2008, 09:00 EDT (13:00 GMT)

Symantec Hosted Services

Countdown: Top 5 technologies to help battle the new spam threat
sponsored by Trend Micro, Inc.
PODCAST: In this featured podcast, Michael Cobb counts down the top 5 ways for your company to battle new and evolving spam threats, and discusses the pros and cons of current antispam technologies.
Posted: 27 Nov 2007 | Premiered: Nov 27, 2007, 09:00 EST (14:00 GMT)

Trend Micro, Inc.

Next-generation spam
sponsored by Trend Micro, Inc.
WEBCAST: This Podcast examines the top 5 alternative technologies enterprises can use in the battle against spam.
Posted: 27 Nov 2007 | Premiered: Nov 27, 2007, 09:00 EST (14:00 GMT)

Trend Micro, Inc.

Countdown: Top 5 next-generation messaging attacks that antivirus can't catch
sponsored by Symantec Hosted Services
PODCAST: Malicious messaging attacks; such as embedded code in Web pages, worms in downloads, PDFs and GIF images and more; are wreaking havoc on enterprise IT system. How do these attacks work and what can you do?
Posted: 15 Apr 2007 | Premiered: Apr 17, 2007, 09:00 EDT (13:00 GMT)

Symantec Hosted Services

Guarding Against Next-Gen Spam/ Phishing Attacks
sponsored by Symantec Hosted Services
WEBCAST: This Webcast examines state-of-the-art defenses in email attacks and looks specifically at the technological and management requirements facing these new threats.
Posted: 15 Apr 2007 | Premiered: Apr 17, 2007, 09:00 EDT (13:00 GMT)

Symantec Hosted Services

Death and Taxes...and Hackers
sponsored by Imperva
VIDEO: View this video to learn about a tax scheme that is sweeping through the internet, and how to avoid falling victim to it.
Posted: 01 Apr 2011 | Premiered: 01 Apr 2011

Imperva

Worry-Free Business Security Services
sponsored by Trend Micro, Inc.
SOFTWARE DOWNLOAD: Learn why your traditional antivirus is putting your business at risk from web threats, viruses, spam and more. Discover how Worry-Free Business Security can help.
Posted: 26 Oct 2010 | Premiered: 26 Oct 2010

Trend Micro, Inc.

Why Cloud-Based Security and Archiving Make Sense
sponsored by Google Postini
WEBCAST: Join us for this live webinar on 'Why Cloud-Based Security and Archiving Make Sense'. We will address the critical and growing requirements for better email security and email archiving, as well as illustrate the benefits and cost savings of a cloud based approach to managing both.
Posted: 03 Jun 2010 | Premiered: Jun 3, 2010

Google Postini

Trend Micro Hosted Email Security
sponsored by Trend Micro
PRODUCT DEMO: Trend Micro Hosted Email Security is independently rated #1 for anti-spam as it blocks 99% of spam 100% of the time. Download a FREE trial version.
Posted: 21 Apr 2010 | Premiered: 14 Apr 2010

Trend Micro

Trend Micro Hosted Email Security
sponsored by Trend Micro
PRODUCT DEMO: Trend Micro Hosted Email Security is independently rated #1 for anti-spam as it blocks 99% of spam 100% of the time. Download a FREE trial version.
Posted: 14 Apr 2010 | Premiered: 14 Apr 2010

Trend Micro

Symantec Protection Suite Challenge
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
SOFTWARE DEMO: Check out this demo to take Symantec's Protection Suite Challenge and see how your network security stacks up so you can focus on your business.
Posted: 28 Jul 2009 | Premiered: 28 Jul 2009

Symantec Corporation

Podcast: Cutting Infrastructure Costs by Stopping Unwanted Mail at the Perimeter: Introduction to Stopping Unwanted Mail
sponsored by Sendmail, Inc.
PODCAST: This new Ask the Expert podcast series focuses on how businesses can significantly cut costs by modernizing their messaging infrastructure and stopping unwanted mail from ever touching it.
Posted: 03 Nov 2008 | Premiered: Oct 31, 2008

Sendmail, Inc.

Symantec Mail Security for SMTP
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
TRIAL SOFTWARE: Try this download and see how Symantec's Mail Security for SMTP can help your company defend against viruses, spam, and other unwanted content. It also provides high-performance, integrated protection against threats at the Internet email gateway.
Posted: 14 May 2007 | Premiered: 14 May 2007

Symantec Corporation

Proofpoint Messaging Security Gateway Virtual Edition
sponsored by Proofpoint, Inc.
TRIAL SOFTWARE: VMware virtualization products require alternative messaging security solutions than those that support physical server software. This free trial download provides best-in-class messaging security designed specifically to support VMware products.
Posted: 17 Nov 2006 | Premiered: 17 Nov 2006

Proofpoint, Inc.
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SPAM DEFINITION (continued): …  marketing calls except that the user pays for part of the message since everyone shares the cost of maintaining the Internet. Spammers typically send a piece of e-mail to a distribution list in the millions, expecting that only a tiny number of readers will respond to their offer. It has become a major problem for all Internet users. The term spam is said to derive from a famous Monty Python sketch ("Well, we have Spam, tomato & Spam, egg & Spam, Egg, bacon & Spam...") that was current when spam first began arriving on the Internet. SPAM is a trademarked Hormel meat product that … 
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