2. The unsubscription notice at the bottom of bulk emails from the spam operations that bother to pretend that they comply with the CANSPAM legislation. (first used by Paul Graham in his groundbreaking essays on spam)
Origin: The American Press Association shared its building with a sheet-iron processing plant when it was founded 1892. Chicago printers dubbed the noisy American Press offices a boilerplate factory, and boilerplate became the word used to refer to the third-rate filler that the syndicated news agency turned out.