Ever wonder why unsolicited messages came to be named after a gelatinous, vaguely meat-flavored foodstuff? Well, you have Monty Python to thank for that. In 1970, they televised this infamous sketch about a diner that includes Spam® in every dish. Since slightly more than 100% of computer nerds are also Monty Python fans, they began jokingly referring to unwanted emails and posts as “spam,” and the name just stuck.

So I guess it’s only fitting that NovaStor, a company that provides data backup and protection solutions to businesses, would close the circle by producing this Monty Python-inspired infographic about spam filters and blacklists.

The key takeaway: If you want to avoid being treated like a spammer, make sure you know the law and that you have some best practices in place.

And now for something completely different…

A Very Monty Python Guide to Email Spam Filters and Blacklists - NovaBACKUP.Novastor.com - Infographic