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remailer

Syllabification: re·mail·er
Pronunciation: /ˈrēˌmālər/

Definition of remailer in English:

noun

1 Computing A service that anonymously forwards e-mail so as to disguise the original sender.
Example sentences
  • I know they are talking about open relays, but is it vague enough to also mean remailers, anonymous mailers and disposable email services are now illegal.
  • For example, dissident scientologists sent secret information to e-mail lists, remaining anonymous by using remailers.
  • A spammer could then use these infected computers as an anonymous remailer for his wares.
1.1A forwarding service for mail that takes advantage of cheaper or more efficient postal services in other countries.

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