Spam is a term for unsolicited e-mail, the Internet equivalent of junk mail or unsolicited phone marketing. Most of the time SPAM comes in the form of advertising or get-rich quick messages. Unfortunately, spam messages can also have pornographic content or advertise sex related products and/or services in varying degrees of explicitness.
Want to learn more about spam? Check out the Spam primer.
The University provides automatic spam filtering, but please be aware that this system can make mistakes. For more information regarding U of T's spam filtering system, please consult the Network Services Group's page on SPAM filtering. An advanced explanation of how the filtering system works is also available.Tags: SPAM, UTORprotect