The “What is Spam?” Survey! (Please Help Us by Taking It!)

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Even after all these years, people still can’t agree on the definition of “spam”. So we are turning to you, our readers, to help us understand what you consider to be spam!

Please help us out by answering this quick survey – we promise that it will take only a few minutes, and the inbox you save could be your own!


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To see the responses so far, go here.

(We apologize that we can’t create a clickable link in this survey program.)
 

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No Paywall Here!
The Internet Patrol is and always has been free. We don't hide our articles behind a paywall, or restrict the number of articles you can read in a month if you don't give us money. That said, it does cost us money to run the site, so if something you read here was helpful or useful, won't you consider donating something to help keep the Internet Patrol free?
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4 thoughts on “The “What is Spam?” Survey! (Please Help Us by Taking It!)

  1. same problem as “buffet”, #2 partially obscured, from what i can read, “Email from a business I don’t know, and with which I have no relationship, is:” my answer is “spam” and i usually delete it unread. i do receive and read e-mail from businesses whose services and products i own or might be interested in buying. no russian women, viagra, lotteries, pictures of nekkid gurls or cheap bootleg rx meds. no shady business deals wanted, thanks but no thanks. i’ll keep my money in my pocket, and myself out of jail.

  2. Anne,

    Maybe for a future column you could address which is most effective re spam– unsubscribe, block, report, or ignore?

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