|What are Flames and Flame Wars?
Flames are hostile, derogatory remarks sent via e-mail to an individual, published in a mailing list, or posted to a newsgroup. Flame wars are an exchange of this type of note between two people. Flamers usually think they are justified, and are particularly fierce in attacking what they see as misuses of the Internet.
|What is Spamming?
Spamming is the act of sending many copies of a message, usually one selling a product or service, or promoting an idea or cause to as many groups as possible. It is annoying to the parties receiving the unwanted information, and in some cases, the spammer is liable for his or her provider's expenses in cleaning it up.