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Spam is the electronic equivalent of junk mail. Spam can be dangerous though and a good spam filter is an important component to your computer security. Quite often it contains links to Web sites. Be careful of clicking on these because you may accidentally a tiny subprogram (called a "cookie") that provides relays information from your machine to an outside party, or opens a backdoor to your computer.