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).

Origin of mail bomb

First recorded in 1970–75
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