Definition of mail bomb in English:

mail bomb

Syllabification: mail bomb

noun

  • 1US another term for letter bomb.
    More example sentences
    • When we looked at that type of a scenario, whether it's anthrax letters or whether it's mail bombs, it is extremely difficult to investigate these cases.
    • It is important to be alert for suspicious parcels, but keep in mind that a mail bomb is an extremely rare occurrence.
    • Apparently our town doctor was the victim of a mail bomb.
  • 2An overwhelmingly large quantity of e-mail messages sent to one e-mail address.
    More example sentences
    • In the fall of 1996, Synder was subjected to a mail bomb: an attempt to flood his electronic mailbox of someone with hundreds of email messages.
    • Worm attacks, domain-name high-jacking, logic bombs, mail bombs and Trojan horses have all been utilized by hackers, but now denial-of-service attacks are gnawing away at the Internet's soft underbelly.
    • Their ISP will cancel their account upon receipt of spam complaints or ensuing mail bombs.

verb

(mail-bomb) [with object] Back to top  
  • Send an overwhelmingly large quantity of e-mail messages to (someone).
    More example sentences
    • The man in question has been mail-bombed a number of times and on one occasion received 250,000 emails within just a couple of hours.
    • EFF Action Alerts are issued regularly on subjects of interests to the organisation, and are intended to help coordinate activism and/or to mail-bomb unlovable companies, agencies and legislators.
    • Posting "spam", and/or posting binaries to non-binary newsgroups, can result in people being mail bombed.

More definitions of mail bomb

Definition of mail bomb in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day skosh
Pronunciation: skəʊʃ
noun
a small amount; a little