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mailing list

noun
1.
a list of addresses to which mail, especially advertisements, can be sent.
2.
Computers.
  1. a list of email addresses to which messages, usually on a specific topic, are sent.
  2. an online discussion group whose messages are distributed to subscribers through email:
    the early American history mailing list.
    Compare list server.
Origin of mailing list
1905-10
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  • Now, if you'll sign this contract, we'll put you on our mailing list.

    Subversive Dallas McCord Reynolds
  • Among other things, it's given us a mailing list of satisfied customers.

    Subversive Dallas McCord Reynolds
  • Why, spoke Frank, how can you do that, with no mailing list addresses?

    Bound to Succeed Allen Chapman
  • Join my mailing list for infrequent notices of books, articles, stories and appearances.

  • Of course I realize that these are merely form-letters, that the mailing list is compiled from any available source.

  • The same was sent in German and English to a mailing list of many hundred thousands.

    Germany, The Next Republic?

    Carl W. Ackerman
  • Sam hurried back to the room and prepared the second letter for the mailing list.

    Windy McPherson's Son Sherwood Anderson
British Dictionary definitions for mailing list

mailing list

noun
1.
a register of names and addresses to which advertising matter, etc, is sent by post or electronic mail
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