mail storm

mail storm

An excessive amount of e-mail messages being sent. Mail storms can occur naturally such as when everyone returns from a long holiday, or they can be created by viruses to purposely slow down a company's networks. See broadcast storm.
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Mail storm I HAD to write and say how sorry I am for the pensioner whose mail to her grandchildren worth pounds 100 was lost.
Unlike Melissa, which only spread itself once to the first 50 people in a user's address book, SouthPark sends itself to the entire address book every 30 minutes, potentially causing mail storms.