AUP - Acceptable Use Policy - A set of contractual terms for an Internet
subscriber (e.g. You) in using their Internet access. This generally
includes prohibitions against spamming, harassment, etc.
Bitbucket - Another term for Killfile.
Firewall - A software or hardware mechanism to filter Internet connections,
including filtering harmful ones.
Killfile - In an email client or newsreader, a killfile is a list of
filters which will automatically delete messages according to certain
rules, most commonly the sender's address, name, or certain words in
the "Subject" line. To killfile someone means to place their
address or name in one's own killfile.
Killfilter - Also known as a Killfile.
LART - Luser Attitude Readjustment Tool. Slang term for a complaint
sent to a Usenet poster's ISP.
MMF - Make Money Fast. One of the oldest Internet spam scams. Apparently
inspired by the "David Rhodes" snail-mail chain letter,
and often seen in the form of "Turn $6 Into $6,000,"
along with other variations. Here
is an amusing parody of this type of spam.
Phone Home - Refers to some applications initiating Internet
connections to communicate with their manufacturers. When you are online,
they will try to send packets to/from their producers, with various
information, potentially including your registration information, system
details, or more. This can be blocked via a Firewall.
Plonk - Usually used as a public (e.g. on Usenet) announcement
that one is placing someone in their Killfile.
UBE - Unsolicited Bulk Email.
UCE - Unsolicited Commercial Email.
White List - This is a system where incoming email is
only accepted if it comes from certain addresses. The list of
addresses is called the white list. All other mail is filtered