anti-spam

adjective

an·​ti-spam
ˌan-tē-ˈspam,
ˌan-tī- How to pronounce anti-spam (audio)
variants or antispam
: serving or intended to eliminate or reduce spam
anti-spam laws/legislation
antispam filters
… spammers keep coming up with new tricks to work their way around anti-spam technology …Thomas Claburn

Examples of anti-spam in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For instance, some people have their email client configured to use anti-spam software and spam filters which scan emails for red flags and then re-route messages to the spam folder according to the set criteria. Tyler Shepherd, USA TODAY, 5 Apr. 2024 Currently, the app is available for Android and iOS and offers consistent anti-spam technology. Jon Stojan, USA TODAY, 14 July 2023 Claps to my colleague Andrew Van Dam, who asked me if this anti-spam trick worked. Shira Ovide, Washington Post, 17 Feb. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1995, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of anti-spam was in 1995

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“Anti-spam.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anti-spam. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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