Term:ham

Ham, in the context of computing, is simply a colloquial term for email that is legitimate email – in other words, notspam. Many spam filters, either internally, in documentation, or occasionally in user interfaces, actually use the term as a shorthand for “legitimate email”.

In Leo’s world, ham can also refer to a licensed amateur radio operator, or a savory meat.

ham (Wikipedia)

Ham
Ham (4).jpg
Half of a ham
TypePreserved meat
Main ingredientsCured leg cut pork
Typical slice of ham

Ham is pork from a leg cut that has been preserved by wet or dry curing, with or without smoking. As a processed meat, the term "ham" includes both whole cuts of meat and ones that have been mechanically formed.

Ham is made around the world, including a number of regional specialties, such as Westphalian ham and some varieties of Spanish jamón. In addition, numerous ham products have specific geographical naming protection, such as prosciutto di Parma in Europe, and Smithfield ham in the US.

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