Why is Spam called Spam?

  fourjays 17:44 11 Dec 2004
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A question that I have puzzled about for a while. Im sure someone here will know?!

Why did they call junk emails spam?

Did the discoverer of them just dislike the the canned meat called 'SPAM' or something?

  Stuartli 17:54 11 Dec 2004
  Valvegrid 18:06 11 Dec 2004

I like this reason based on the Monty Python sketch, I don't believe for a minute that's the reason why it's called spam, but anyone who remembers the sketch it will bring a smile:

click here

  fourjays 18:18 11 Dec 2004

I knew someone would know.

  Mr Mistoffelees 19:14 11 Dec 2004

As far as I know Valvegrid's click here is right, the term Spam does indeed come from the Monty Python sketch.

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