What is it?

Spam is the use of email to send many people at one time an irrelevant, or fake message.

Why is it a problem?

Spam is not only annoying and wastes your time sorting through, but it uses a lot of bandwidth, and it is a few for malware and frauds to spread.


One way to avoid spam is to set up spam filters on your email account. You also don't want to reply to a spam message, because that's verifying that this is a working email account.