mail bomb


noun

Also called email bomb. a very large number of emails sent to a single email address or computer network, usually causing a server or system crash.

verb (used with or without object)

Also mail-bomb. to send a mail bomb to (an email address or computer network).

Nearby words

  1. maihem,
  2. maik,
  3. maiko,
  4. maikop,
  5. mail,
  6. mail car,
  7. mail carrier,
  8. mail drop,
  9. mail flag,
  10. mail merging

Origin of mail bomb

First recorded in 1970–75

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