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Many places have their own terminology so it isn't so surprising.
I wanted to point to this wikipedia article Battel[^], which we had to pay termly for lodging and food. When reading the article, it turns out that Battels was distinct to Commons (the latter being the name of the bill the student gets for the standard meals), and that some [other] Durham/Oxford colleges continue to use it in the way my college used Battel.
You live and learn!
I use my email client to actively block spam.
I usually block the entire domain.
Of course, that doesn't slow down the absolute asshats that run spam sites.
From my history:
blocked 6/18/2012 executivebizbriefings.com
blocked 7/10/2012 executivebusinessbriefings.com
blocked 8/22/2012 executivebusinessreports.com
I've numerous examples of this sort of thing in my history.
It's the sort of thing that gets me fantisizing about hunting some people down and giving them a really good real life beating. I'm so tired of the persistent nagging.
PRO-TIP: Legitimate businesses don't have to change their IP address on a monthly basis.