(according to US law, corporations are people too)

Hormel Foods Corporation ("Hormel") makes fine food products such as chili and SPAM® luncheon meat. Stock ticker symbol: HRL. See also http://www.Hormel.com/

I would have done more research, but hormel.com was down as of Server time: 19:08 Fri Nov 17 2000.

k_hokanson: Hormel does not manufacture spam; it does not advertise its product with unsolicited commercial e-mail. What the company does make, on the other hand, is SPAM luncheon meat. From http://www.SPAM.com/ci/ci_in.htm:

We do not object to use of this slang term to describe UCE, although we do object to the use of our product image in association with that term. (Bad Slashdot! -- yerricde) Also, if the term is to be used, it should be used in all lower-case letters to distinguish it from our trademark SPAM, which should be used with all uppercase letters.

We oppose the act of "spamming" or sending unsolicited commercial e-mail (UCE). We have never engaged in this practice, although we have been victimized by it. If you have been one of those who has received UCE with a return address using our website address of SPAM.com, it wasn't us. It's easy and commonplace for somebody sending UCE to simply adopt a fake header ID, which disguises the true source of the UCE and makes it appear that it is coming from someone else. If you have or do receive UCE with this header ID, please understand that it didn't come from us.

If you get spam, report it to SpamCop.net. If you get SPAM Luncheon Meat, eat it.