Spam is the common name used to describe junk e-mail, or unsolicited commercial e-mail (UCE). Spam is, at the same time, big business for those who create and distribute it and a growing nuisance for its recipients.
By being careful how and where you share your e-mail address, you can help to keep your e-mail address away from spammers’ mailing lists.
On the other side of the same coin, you can use a spam blocker to help eliminate the spam you already receive. If you’re serious about keeping your e-mail address out of the hands of spammers, or if you’re already drowning in a sea of spam.