An e-mail message spewed out in all directions.
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Can't seem to make sense of a particular acronym? Netdictionary will nail down terms as picturesque as barfmail (bouncing e-mail) and as vital as spray (multiple hosting of Web pages).
—"Danger zones and dusty tomes," The Australian, August 26, 1997
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Barfmail: multiple bounce (nondelivered) messages to the level of serious annoyance, like what happens when an inter-mail gateway goes wonky.
—Larry R. Moffitt, "The Hacker's Dictionary," The Washington Times, March 6, 1995
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  • barfmail — n. electronic mail message that returns many times without ever reaching the destination …   English contemporary dictionary

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