Posted 16 January 2006 - 11:30 PM
[quote name='http://ask.yahoo.com/20030228.html']Dear Yahoo!:
How did junk email come to be known as "spam"?
Like everyone else these days, we receive our daily dose of spam -- those annoying, unwanted email messages that clog up inboxes and promise to help you lose weight, make money working from home, or ummm, "enhance" certain body parts. But we never thought to question the origin of the term.[/quote]
Read the rest of the article to find out why spam is called spam.