Spam prevention
Rainer
215,793
Sharon Altier, SFR
Lawton Realty Group, Inc. - Elmhurst, IL
Your Real Estate Partner

Stupid, Persistent, Annoying Messages?

Aug 22, 2016 04:36 AM
Rainmaker
2,642,412
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Stop Pretending And Manipulating...SPAM

Aug 22, 2016 04:22 AM
Rainmaker
885,061
Peter Mohylsky. Broker -BRIX REALTY
Miramar Beach, Florida - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
BRIX REALTY -DESTIN

Hint;  There is a Monty Python connection according to google.

Aug 22, 2016 05:17 AM
Rainmaker
1,640,286
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Spam is manufactured from an otherwise worthless meat by-product; hence the term.

Aug 22, 2016 04:21 AM
Rainmaker
920,173
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

You've only to look at Monty Python for the answer!

Aug 22, 2016 10:32 PM
Ambassador
3,986,710
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

It is a perfect acronym for a totally unwanted piece of email that you cannot swallow or digest. 

Aug 22, 2016 01:45 PM
Rainmaker
2,442,558
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

Because both are un wanted?

Aug 22, 2016 12:41 PM
Rainmaker
1,387,928
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I've always been told it was because of the SPAM skit by Monty Python.

Aug 22, 2016 06:17 AM
Rainer
4,984
Christopher Albanese, GRI
Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate - Orlando, FL
Broker Associate, Trainer & Real Estate Instructor

Not sure exactly but the Can-Spam Act of 2003 stands for - Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography and Marketing Act.

Aug 22, 2016 05:33 AM
Rainmaker
5,571,934
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

all good answers here...I like Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI NMLS#1483386 (Norman's answer...)

Aug 22, 2016 04:51 AM
Ambassador
3,722,444
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

It must be an acronym for something - and the "A" is for "annoying!

Aug 22, 2016 04:14 AM
Ambassador
4,583,119
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Because it's unwanted, just like the "meat" SPAM? I think of them as short, pointless, annoying messages. Seems to me that's one of the acronyms I have seen

Aug 22, 2016 04:14 AM
Ambassador
5,415,013
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Always enjoy the spam skit on Monty Python, but I can do without the product and the internet spam.

Sep 09, 2017 11:01 PM
Rainmaker
4,017,244
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Now that is a good one that I need to google

 

Aug 22, 2016 11:53 PM
Rainmaker
4,799,501
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Those mentioning the Monty Python skit are correct.

Aug 22, 2016 11:05 PM
Rainer
231,919
Jessie Cochran
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Panama City Realty Group

Monty python had skit they did before the internet was popular ad email was just becoming popular - Spam, Spam, Spam...

Aug 22, 2016 10:55 PM
Ambassador
1,616,354
Harry F. D'Elia III
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

Sharon Altier, SFR nailed this one

Aug 22, 2016 10:50 PM
Rainmaker
4,047,626
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Peter Mohylsky you the correct answer to your own question.

Aug 22, 2016 10:22 PM
Rainmaker
6,614,423
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I like the answer by Debbie Reynolds

The real origin of the term comes from a 1970 Monty Python’s Flying Circus skit.

Aug 22, 2016 09:56 PM
Rainmaker
4,433,703
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

No idea.

Aug 22, 2016 09:25 PM
Rainmaker
3,069,984
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Monty Python?

Aug 22, 2016 08:41 PM
Rainmaker
4,103,751
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Although a slam, I wonder if it raised the visibility/awareness of the canned meat product.  

Aug 22, 2016 08:18 PM
Rainmaker
634,282
Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

Spam overtaking the menu, stop please stop!

BTW Hawaiians LOVE SPAM but only the canned meat version 

Aug 22, 2016 07:20 PM
Ambassador
4,312,759
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Peter Mohylsky - now some of those acronyms expanded by our friends - I did not know...lol!

Aug 22, 2016 03:20 PM
Ambassador
3,759,206
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I just remember canned meat as a kid and it was nasty; thus...

Aug 22, 2016 03:15 PM
Rainmaker
1,683,350
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

I have no idea, but Internet spam and canned meat claim to be something they aren't.

Aug 22, 2016 01:05 PM
Rainmaker
1,154,075
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

The term spam really caught on in the 1990s when two US lawyers got hold of a script which allowed them to send an ad out promoting their services to thousands of newsgroups at once.

Whatever the true origin of spam, whoever invented the ability to send junk mail over the internet has a lot to answer for.

Aug 22, 2016 09:26 AM
Ambassador
2,224,167
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Good question. I have no idea. 

Aug 22, 2016 09:07 AM
Ambassador
2,571,547
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Click the Image below for the answer:

  Monty Python Spam

Aug 22, 2016 06:46 AM
Rainmaker
1,519,811
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Surprisingly I found 35 abbreviation meanings: http://www.acronymfinder.com/SPAM.html

Stupid, Pointless Annoying Message (folk etymology)

Aug 22, 2016 06:18 AM
Ambassador
3,058,497
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Unlike Junk in the Trunk ... it is a junk message.  

Aug 22, 2016 05:35 AM