mail storm

mail storm

An excessive amount of email 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 Bags of letters sorted on the pavement in Wimbledon
Among businesses and organisations affected by the so-called 'mail storm' - which has seen hundreds of thousands of emails reproduced and sent to a number of addresses - is business support organisation Venture Wales.
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.