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mail bomb

[ meyl-bom ]
/ ˈmeɪl ˌbɒm /
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noun

Also e·mail bomb [ee-meyl] /ˈiˌmeɪl/ . a very large number of emails sent to a single email address or computer network, usually causing a server or system to crash.

verb (used with or without object)

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

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Origin of mail bomb

First recorded in 1970–75
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